Domino's Pizza Group, the UK-based master franchise of the international fast food pizza delivery chain, has appointed Dominic Paul as chief executive with effect from 6 April.
Paul replaces David Wild, who is retiring. Wild will retire from the board and Paul will join it as chief executive on 1 May.
Paul most recently served as chief executive and managing director of Costa Coffee. He led the Costa brand from 2016 to 2019, overseeing its growth ahead of the £3.9b sale of the business by Whitbread to Coca-Cola last year. Prior to this, he was senior vice president of international with Royal Caribbean Cruise Line.
Domino's chairman Matt Shattock said: "We are delighted to have attracted a CEO of Dominic's calibre, and I'm very much looking forward to working with him. He is a high energy leader with great experience of driving powerful consumer brands to new heights, and of partnering with franchisees. These are the skills which will be vital as we seek to take this business to the next level.
"I'd also like to thank David for his contribution to Domino's over the last seven years and for his commitment to the business during this period of leadership transition. We wish him well for the future."
Paul said: "I am hugely excited to be joining Domino's. It is a much-loved brand with great people and some of the best franchisees in the world, and there is a strong foundation to build on. I am confident that we can take the business to the next stage of its development, and build a long term and profitable future for our franchisees, colleagues, customers and shareholders."