27 February 2019



Mitchells & Butlers plc

LEI no. 213800JHYNDNB1NS2W10


 Board Appointments



Mitchells & Butlers plc is pleased to announce the appointment of two new independent non-executive directors.


Ms Jane Moriarty will join the Board with immediate effect and she will also join the Audit Remuneration and Nomination Committees on appointment.


The Company is also pleased to announce the appointment of Susan Murray to the Board with effect from 8 March 2019. Ms Murray will also join the Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees on appointment and, at the same time, will be identified by the Board as the senior independent director.


Ms Moriarty, who is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, is currently a director of NG Bailey Group Limited, Quarto Group Inc. and Martin's Properties Holdings Limited and was previously a senior advisory partner with KPMG LLP.  


Ms Murray has served on the boards of Compass Group PLC, Pernod Ricard SA, Imperial Brands PLC and EI Group plc and is a former Council Member of the Advertising Standards Authority. Ms Murray is currently a non-executive director of Hays Plc, Grafton Group PLC and Boparan Holdings Limited. In her executive career, amongst other roles, Ms Murray was Director of International Marketing of Grand Metropolitan's IDV business, Worldwide President and Chief Executive of Smirnoff's vodka business and subsequently Chief Executive of Littlewoods.


Commenting upon the appointments, Bob Ivell, Chairman of Mitchells & Butlers said:


"At our Annual General Meeting I reported that we were well advanced in the process of identifying and appointing two new independent non-executive directors and I am pleased that those discussions have now been concluded with the appointment of two excellent people who bring a wealth of further experience and expertise to our Board.


I am delighted to welcome Jane and Susan to the Board and we look forward to working with them to continue to drive the performance of the business forward."


The Company confirms that there is no information about Ms Moriarty or Ms Murray requiring disclosure under paragraphs 9.6.13 (1) to (6) of the Listing Rules of the UK Listing Authority.



For further information, please contact:


Greg McMahon, Company Secretary                  
+44 (0)121 498 6560
Amy de Marsac - Investor Relations
+44 (0)121 498 6514
James Murgatroyd (Finsbury)   
+44 (0)20 7251 3801





Note for editors:

Mitchells & Butlers is a leading operator of managed restaurants and pubs. Its portfolio of brands and formats includes Harvester, Toby Carvery, All Bar One, Miller & Carter, Premium Country Pubs, Sizzling Pubs, Stonehouse, Vintage Inns, Browns, Castle, Nicholson's, O'Neill's and Ember Inns. In addition, it operates Innkeeper's Lodge hotels in the UK and Alex restaurants and bars in Germany. Further details are available at www.mbplc.com and supporting photography can be downloaded at www.mbplc.com/imagelibrary