Reshuffle at Gordon Ramsay Group as it focuses on next stage of growth

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 04:  Chef Gordon Ramsay poses in the kitchen at the celebration opening party of his new Los Angeles restaurant The London, on June 4, 2008 in West Hollywood, California  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Gordon Ramsay Group is embarking on the next phase of its growth after making a number of key executive appointments and promotions.

The 29-strong international restaurant collection has created a series of new strategic roles and introduced additional expertise to work alongside existing management.

The revised executive team will concentrate on refining and leveraging the brand’s core values, together with growing the portfolio of restaurants to offer a diverse range of best-in-class dining experiences globally.

Stuart Gillies has been promoted from managing director to CEO, and will continue to focus on the group’s strategic growth while developing the brand’s culture.

Taking over from Stuart is Andy Wenlock, who will lead the day-to-day running of the business after being promoted from operations director to managing director.

New appointments include David Kerr, who joins the company as financial director. He was most recently at Home House and was instrumental in growing the brand’s EBITDA by 66% while refinancing the group and raising £23m.

Meanwhile, Charlie Glynn has joined the business as people director from Harris & Hoole, where she was responsible for building the people function and embedding a strong culture as the business experienced hyper-growth over a three-year period.

Gordon Ramsay stated: “It’s a very exciting time at Gordon Ramsay Group and we’ve created some new strategic roles as we enter the next phase of development. I’m very excited for Stuart, who’s been with the group for over a decade and a driving force in our international growth, as well as Andy Wenlock who will excel in the role of managing director. I’m looking forward to working closely with these talented individuals as the Group continues to mature and grow.

Gordon Ramsay Group employs more than 700 people in London where it has a collection of 14 restaurants, including the recently opened maze Grill Park Walk and maze Grill Royal Hospital Road.

The group has a total of 29 restaurants globally and 6 Michelin stars, with international restaurants in Europe, US, Middle East and Asia.

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