The company last week revealed plans to combine the two divisions in a bid to save £25m a year by 2009.
Whitbread, which owns Premier Inn, Costa Coffee, Beefeater and Brewers Fayre, said that the changes would result in a small number of job losses.
It today confirmed that Patrick Dempsey has been appointed managing director of hotels & restaurants with immediate effect and will report directly to chief executive Alan Parker.
The executive team will comprise of:
Mark Anderson, UK property director
Colin Elliot, chief operating officer, international
Paul Flaum, chief operating officer, UK
Maria Horn, HR director
Andy Pellington, finance director
Gerard Tempest, marketing Director
Ben Wishart, change and information director
Mark Philips, the managing director of the restaurants division, will leave Whitbread at the end of the month, the company confirmed.
By Daniel Thomas
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