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The Restaurant Group and Greene King change chief financial officers

11 August 2017 by
The Restaurant Group and Greene King change chief financial officers

A move by Greene King's chief financial officer to the Restaurant Group has prompted the pub giant to make its own new appointment.

Kirk Davies (pictured) is to start as CFO of the Restaurant Group in February 2018, having spent the past three years in the same role at Greene King.

He was previously finance director at JD Wetherspoon and has also held senior finance roles at Tesco and Marks & Spencer.

He replaced Barry Nightingale who stepped down with immediate effect in April this year.

Andy McCue, chief executive officer, said: "Kirk's proven skill-set and highly relevant experience position him ideally for the CFO role at the Restaurant Group. I very much look forward to welcoming Kirk to the business and to working with him."

Meanwhile, Greene King has appointed Richard Smothers as its new chief financial officer. He will join in December 2017 from Mothercare, where he has worked since March 2015.

Rooney Anand, chief executive officer of Greene King, said: "I am delighted that Richard Smothers is joining us as chief financial officer. Richard has 20 years of experience at blue chip retail and consumer-focused companies in senior financial roles. He is a great addition to the executive team as we seek to become Britain's best pub company and to continue to deliver long-term growth and value to shareholders."

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