UK: MD of Greene King’s Pub Partners to retire

By | 7 December 2009

The managing director of Pub Partners, Greene King's tenanted pub division, has announced his retirement.

David Elliott will stand down on 31 January.

Elliot has spent eleven years with the UK ale brewer and pub operator, during which time he has overseen significant growth: from 620 to over 1,300 tenanted pubs and from GBP32m of operating profit in 1998 to GBP71m in 2008/9, the group said today (7 December).

Rooney Anand, chief executive of Greene King, said: "In the eleven years that he has been here, David has made a significant contribution to Pub Partners both in terms of growing profitability and the size and quality of the overall estate. 

"I would like to extend my sincere thanks and best wishes from everyone here at Greene King and wish him all the best for the future."

Simon Longbottom, managing director of Gala Coral Group, will succeed him on 1 February.

Longbottom started his career at Bass Taverns and has since held senior positions at Mill House Inns and Mitchells & Butlers, with over 11 years experience in the pub sector.

Greene King recently reported a 4% rise in sales for the first half of its fiscal year.

Sectors: Beer & cider

Companies: Greene King

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