TGI Fridays UK announces new executive team

Employment & Skills | Midlands
Robert B Cook

TGI Fridays UK has appointed Alan Clark to the post of Chief Financial Officer, who will be joining the new leadership team.

The group executive team underwent several changes towards the end of 2019 and start of 2020, spearheaded by the company’s new Chief Executive Officer, Robert B. Cook. Prior to joining TGI Fridays UK, Cook was CEO UK and a board member at Virgin Active. A well-known figure and veteran of the UK Hotel sector, Cook is a Master Innholder and a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality with many years of expertise within the consumer leisure industry.

The new exec team also includes Dan Staples, Chief Marketing Officer; Tom Sycamore, Chief Operating Officer; Suzanne Peacock, People & Culture Director; Alyson Scott, Procurement, Supply Chain & Technical Director; and Trevor Peach, Operations Director.

The addition of Clark, combined with the changes made since December 2019, complete TGI Fridays UK group executive team.

Robert B. Cook, CEO of TGI Fridays commented: “I’m very excited to be back in the sector, after four years at Virgin. We now have in place a diverse team with a strong set of experience within the hospitality industry, paired with a good understanding of TGI Fridays as a brand. Between us, there’s a lot to do but we are looking forward to putting our plans in to action and you can expect exciting things from us in 2020.“

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