The Restaurant Group plc

01/22/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/22/2021 01:11

Directorate Change

Directorate Change

22nd January 2021

The Restaurant Group plc (the 'Company') is pleased to announce the appointment of Alex Gersh as a Non-Executive Director. He will join the Board on 23rd February 2021 and will become a member of both the Audit and Nominations Committees.

Alex is currently the CFO of Sportradar, a global leader in leveraging the power of sports data and digital content for clients around the world. Prior to that he was CFO of Carzoo, an online used car business. He is an experienced listed business CFO and was previously CFO of the FTSE 100 listed business Paddy Power Betfair Group, where he played a key role in the merger of Betfair with Paddy Power plc and in driving the subsequent success of the combined business.

From 2018 to 2020, Alex was Non-Executive and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Moss Bros Plc, until the business was delisted in June 2020 and from 2007-2013, Alex was Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Black Earth Farming Ltd, an agricultural company, listed on NASDAQ OMX (Stockholm).

Debbie Hewitt MBE, Chairman said:

'I am delighted to welcome Alex to the Company. As well as his strong listed finance experience, he brings deep strategic, commercial and digital skills, significant consumer insight and broad Non-Executive experience.

He adds considerable experience to our Board and we look forward to working with him.'


The Restaurant Group plc

Debbie Hewitt, Chairman

020 3117 5001

MHP Communications

Oliver Hughes

020 3128 8742

About the Restaurant Group PLC

The Restaurant Group operates approximately 400 restaurants and pub restaurants throughout the UK. Its principal trading brands are Wagamama, Frankie & Benny's and Brunning & Price. It also operates a multi-brand Concessions business which trades principally in UK airports. In addition, Wagamama has franchised over 50 restaurants internationally across a number of territories and 6 Wagamama restaurants operate in the US under a joint venture.

Further Information

There is no further information in relation to Alex Gersh's current or prior directorships that requires notification for the purpose of Listing Rule 9.6.13.

The person responsible for this announcement is Debbie Hewitt, Chairman.