Gondola Holdings has appointed Steve Holmes as chief executive of both Ask Italian and Zizzi.
Holmes, who was previously managing director of Ask Italian has hired Jason Thomas, currently the operations director at Beefeater to replace him.
Thomas will report directly to Holmes and as soon as he starts his new role Holmes is expected to divert more of his focus to the Zizzi business.
Aside from Ask and Zizzi, Gondola Holdings also owns Pizza Express and Kettner's. It recently hoisted the for sale sign over Pizza Express, with a £1b price tag.