Privately-owned bar, restaurant and pub company, ETM, has appointed Graham Turner as non-executive chairman.
Mr Turner is a highly experienced executive with a wealth of hospitality experience. He currently acts as a non-executive chairman for Barburrito, the chain of fast-casual Mexican restaurants, and also healthy grab-and-go retailer, Vital Ingredient.
Prior to this he was chairman of The Liberation Group, the leading pub and drinks business in the Channel Islands and the West of England, and before that held CEO positions at Tragus Group and the Unique Pub Company.
Mr Turner is the third ETM senior management appointment – Sam Bourke was appointed the new marketing director and Landen Prescott Brann its CEO – as the group strengthens its team to support its future expansion plans.
ETM co-founder Ed Martin comments: “We’re thrilled to have Graham joining our board as we move into the next phase of ETM’s development and look to increase our estate as well as invest in our current portfolio. Graham’s extensive leisure experience will be invaluable in helping us deliver the ambitious growth plans that we have for the business.”
The 12-strong ETM portfolio includes the recently opened flagship site, Greenwood, which has significantly exceeded all trading forecasts, according to the company.
The 11,000 square foot, two-storey pub and restaurant, in Victoria’s new Nova development, includes a brow/lashes bar and barbershop as well as an upstairs sports lounge and 80-cover al fresco seating area.