Pub chain appoint new chair as it plans for growth

Pub and hotel chain Liberation Group has announced the appointment of David Kelly as its new chair.

Kelly brings with him significant experience from his executive and non-executive career that has included chair of several businesses including Forest Holidays, and non-executive at others like The Gym Group and Holiday Extras.

Prior to this Kelly held various senior leadership positions at eBay,, Amazon and Rackspace.

Liberation Group chief executive Jonathan Lawson said: “I am delighted and very excited to welcome David to Liberation Group.

“From our initial meetings it was clear he will bring a huge amount to our Board and our business. David has already actively engaged in the business, and I think he will be particularly impactful in assisting the development of our accommodation business, which is a key strategic objective for Liberation.”

David Kelly added: “This is a very exciting time to be joining the Board of Liberation Group and I very much look forward to working with Jonathan and the rest of the team.

“The business is performing well yet there are some clear opportunities for us to grow over the next few years and I believe I can offer significant value and assist in the unlocking and driving of these areas.”

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