Revolution appoints new CFO

Revolution Bars

Revolution Bars Group, the Manchester-based operator of the Revolution and Revolución de Cuba brands, has appointed a new chief financial officer.

Mike Foster took the role on an interim basis just over a month ago whilst Revolution searched for a permanent replacement for former CFO Chris Chambers.

He has now been permanently appointed to the post.

Foster, an FCA with hands-on financial reporting and commercial management experience, has held senior positions in large multi-site retail and leisure businesses, including the last 20 years in major pub and bar companies.

Most recently, he was CFO of iNTERTAIN, the operator of Australia bar brand Walkabout from 2009 until December 2016 when it was sold to Stonegate Pub Company.

Prior to that, he was CFO of Regent Inns plc from 2005 and held several senior accounting roles at Spirit Group (formerly with Scottish & Newcastle Retail), Esporta plc and First Leisure Corporation plc.

Keith Edelman, chairman of Revolution, said: “We are delighted that Mike has decided to join on a permanent basis. We are already benefitting from his leisure sector experience and he has fitted in with the team well.”