Mitchells & Butlers appoints Jane Moriarty and Susan Murray to its Board as Independent Directors

– UK, Birmingham – Mitchells & Butlers plc today announced the appointment of Jane Moriarty and Susan Murray as two new independent non-executive directors.

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.”

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

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.

Susan Murray will join 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 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.

About Mitchells & Butlers PLC

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.

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