PizzaExpress has strengthened its executive team following its recapitalisation by appointing a chief business officer and a chief customer officer.
Jo Bennett takes on the business officer role after joining from Hilding Anders Group – the international sleep group with around 1,200 stores and sales in over 60 countries – where she was group CFO.
Shadi Halliwell, meanwhile, was most recently chief marketing officer of Three UK, and will serve as chief customer officer.
Both will report to PizzaExpress CEO David Campbell, and will join managing director Zoe Bowley and people director Kate Daines on the executive committee.
Mr Campbell said: “I am thrilled that Jo and Shadi are joining the team. Their respective track records speak for themselves, and I am sure, alongside the already strong team at PizzaExpress, they will ensure that 2021 ends up as a brilliant year for our business around the world.
“Following the significant recapitalisation of the company two months ago, and substantial further funds being committed, we are in an increasingly strong position to grow once Covid restrictions are eased.”
Pizza Express now operates more than 370 restaurants in the UK and Ireland, and 89 restaurants internationally.