Carluccio’s appoints new chief executive

Carluccio’s appoints new chief executive

Carluccio’s has appointed Mark Jones as its new chief executive following the departure of Neil Wickers, who has been in the role for nearly three years.

Jones is current CEO of Goals Soccer Centres and has previously worked at Whitbread, rising to CEO of Pizza Hut UK. He later became CEO of Yates Group, before joining Premium Bars and Restaurants as chairman and CEO.

“I am excited to be joining Carluccio’s at this important time and look forward to working with the team to continue to develop the brand, ensuring a great experience for our customers,” says Jones.

The Italian restaurant chain is also welcoming Andrew Campbell as chief financial officer. He is a qualified chartered accountant and was previously finance director of YO! Sushi and Novus Leisure.

“Carluccio’s is an iconic brand with a strong heritage,” says Campbell. “I am thrilled to be joining the team and look forward to helping to build the business.”