Directors

Board of Directors

Debbie Hewitt

Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Debbie Hewitt

Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Debbie was appointed as a Non-Executive Director on 1 May 2015 and Chairman on 12 May 2016. She is currently Non-Executive Chair of Moss Bros Group plc, White Stuff Ltd, Visa UK Ltd and Senior Non-Executive Director of Redrow plc, NCC Group plc, BGL Ltd and Domestic and General Ltd.

Her executive career was spent at RAC plc where she was Group Managing Director and prior to that she was in retail management with Marks and Spencer. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development and was awarded the MBE for services to Business and the Public Sector in 2011.

Debbie Chairs the Nomination Committee and is a member of the Remuneration Committee.

Andy McCue

Chief Executive Officer

Andy McCue

Chief Executive Officer

Andy joined the Company as Chief Executive Officer on 19 September 2016. He was previously Chief Executive of Paddy Power plc, where he embedded a new growth strategy which delivered record revenues and profits, as well as playing a pivotal role in the merger with Betfair plc. Prior to that, he led the Paddy Power UK and Irish retail businesses, transforming profitability and overseeing its growth for eight years. Andy joined Paddy Power from OC&C Strategy Consultants where he was a Principal.

Andy is currently also a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of Hostelworld plc.

Simon Cloke

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Simon Cloke

Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Simon was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Company in March 2010. Formerly Global Head of Industrials at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, he was appointed Managing Director of HSBC’s Diversified Industries Group in 2005 and is currently responsible for managing HSBC’s business with some of its largest house building and building materials clients as well as a number of HSBC’s largest UK corporate relationships.

Simon is a member of the Audit and Nomination Committees.

Graham Clemett

Independent Non-Executive Director

Graham Clemett

Independent Non-Executive Director

Graham was appointed as a Non-Executive Director on 1 June 2016.  Graham is currently Chief Financial Officer of Workspace Group PLC. He was previously Finance Director for UK Corporate Banking at RBS Group PLC where he worked for five years. Prior to RBS, Graham spent eight years at Reuters Group PLC, latterly as Group Financial Controller. He qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG.

Graham is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committees.

Mike Tye

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mike Tye

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mike was appointed as a Non-Executive Director on 4 April 2016. He has extensive experience of the Leisure and Hospitality sector and was until recently Chief Executive of Spirit Pub Company plc, where he led its successful establishment as a public company following the demerger from Punch Taverns and the subsequent turnaround of the business. Prior to that, he held a number of senior executive roles in Whitbread, including MD of David Lloyd Leisure, Premier Inn and Costa Coffee. Mike is currently also Chairman of Moto (the motorway services operator), Non-Executive Director and Trustee of The Consumer Association/Which? and Non-Executive Director, Trustee and Ambassador, for Prostate Cancer UK.

Mike is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Nomination Committees.

Paul May

Independent Non-Executive Director

Paul May

Independent Non-Executive Director

Paul was appointed as a Non-Executive Director on 3 July 2017.  He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Patisserie Holdings plc, having been appointed in 2006.  During his tenure he has overseen the profitable expansion of the company and its successful IPO.  Paul is also a Non-Executive Director at GRA Ltd, a privately-owned sports facilities and hospitality group, and a member of the Mayor of London’s Business Advisory Board.

Paul is a member of the Audit and Nomination Committees.

Recent Awards

Tommy's Awards
Best Family Friendly Restaurant Runner Up
(Frankie & Benny's)