Mitchells & Butlers announces that Drummond Hall, the Senior Independent Non Executive Director is appointed Deputy Chairman with immediate effect.
Roger Carr will stand down as Chairman of the Company after the conclusion of the strategic review. As previously stated, the strategic review will be concluded under the chairmanship of Mr Carr and the outcome of the review will be announced by the end of May 2008. Subject to the outcome of that review, it is planned that Drummond Hall will succeed Roger Carr as Chairman of the Company.
Drummond Hall has been a Non Executive Director of Mitchells & Butlers since 2004 and has been its Senior Independent Director since February 2007. He was Chief Executive of Dairy Crest plc from July 2002 until December 2006. Prior to being appointed to the board of Dairy Crest in September 2001 he was Managing Director of the Beer and Cider Division of H P Bulmer and previous to that he held marketing roles with Procter & Gamble, Mars and Pepsi Cola. He is also a Non Executive Director of TNS plc.