Former Yates boss Mark Jones appointed CEO of Carluccio’s

Mark Jones (centre) pictured with Manchester City FC players, is currently CEO of Goals Soccer Centres plc
10/01/2018 - 07:00
Mark Jones, the current head of Goals Soccer Centres, has been announced as the new chief executive of Italian themed restaurant chain Carluccio’s.

Former Yates and Pizza Hut chief Jones is filling the position left void by Neil Wickers who is leaving Carluccio’s after three years in charge. 

“I am excited to be joining 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,” said Jones, who has also held senior roles with Premium Bars and Restaurants, and Whitbread.

In another change in senior management, former YO! Sushi finance director Andrew Campbell has joined Carluccio’s as chief financial officer.

A qualified chartered accountant, Campbell’s other hospitality experience includes holding the position of finance director with Novus Leisure.

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

Chairman of Carluccio’s, Carl Leaver, added: “I am delighted that Mark and Andrew are joining Carluccio’s. They each bring valuable experience and a strong customer focus that will help to build upon Carluccio’s strong reputation for authentic Italian food.

“I would like to thank Neil for his contribution and wish him well in his future career.”

Wickers has been credited with improving operational efficiency of the company and helping refresh the brand through the roll-out of the “Carluccio’s of the Future” concept.

The UK chain, which has 96 restaurants across the UK, lost its iconic figurehead and founder, Antonio Carluccio, in November 2017.

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