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Wagamama-owner Restaurant Group names Ken Hanna chairman

Wagamama-owner Restaurant Group names former Cadbury executive Ken Hanna chairman
Wagamama-owner Restaurant Group names former Cadbury executive Ken Hanna chairman   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021   -  
By Reuters

<div> <p> -The owner of Wagamama and Frankie & Benny’s restaurants on Thursday named Ken Hanna, a former director at British retailer Tesco, as its next chairman.</p> <p>Hanna, a former chairman at car dealer Inchcape and equipment rental firm Aggreko, will take the helm at London-listed Restaurant Group on Jan. 1.</p> <p>He replaces Debbie Hewitt, who was named the English Football Association’s first woman chair in June.</p> <p>Hanna will join a leaner Restaurant Group, which has cut jobs and shut restaurants ever since the pandemic started and is now facing supply challenges and staff shortages.</p> <p>Hanna has also served as the chief financial officer at chocolate maker Cadbury and car rental firm Avis Europe.</p> </div>