Management

Management

Andy Pellington, Chief Financial Officer

Andy Pellington has been a member of the senior management since March 2014. He started his career in 1986 at Cadbury Schweppes before gaining significant experience across a range of leisure and hospitality businesses. He was Group Financial Controller of Laurel Pub Company from 2001 to 2003 before joining Little Chef as Finance Director in 2003. He joined Whitbread in 2004 as Finance Director of the Restaurant Division and went on to hold various roles with the Group, including Finance Director of its subsidiaries David Lloyd, Premier Inn and Whitbread Hotels and Restaurants. Andy holds an Economics (Hons) degree from Birmingham University and is a qualified accountant.

Zoe Bowley, Chief Operating Officer

Zoe Bowley has been a member of senior management since 2011, prior to which she acted as PizzaExpress’ London Regional Director. She started her career in 1994 at Allied Domecq as Graduate Trainee/Area Manager. In 1998, she then joined Whitbread, where she held various positions, including Operations Director of Café Rouge, Operations Director of David Lloyd Leisure and Human Resources Director of the restaurants division from 1998 to 2009. In 2009, she joined Weightwatchers as the Vice-President of Operations, UK from 2009 to 2010. Zoe holds a BA (Hons) degree in Business Studies from Oxford Brookes University.

Suzie Welch, People Director

Suzie Welch has been a member of senior management since 2015. She started her career in 1998 working in Operations at Whitbread. She went on to hold a number of Learning & Development, Talent and HR roles within the Group, working for both TGI Fridays and Costa Coffee. Suzie holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Hospitality Administration/Management from Sheffield Hallam University.