Prezzo announces new group chief executive

Prezzo can confirm that Jon Hendry-Pickup has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer and will be joining the business at the end of July 2016.

Jon brings twenty years of retail and consumer experience to Prezzo, having most recently served as Chief Operating Officer at Travelodge Hotels Limited and prior to that, as the Operations Director for Tesco PLC in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Leveraging his years of experience, Jon will play a significant role in leading and delivering on the Company’s strategy; further developing its customer-focused initiatives and driving the Company’s operational excellence, particularly in managing its growing portfolio of restaurants across the UK and Ireland.

Jon commented, “I am very pleased to be joining Prezzo at an exciting time in the Company’s evolution. I look forward to working with the Company’s talented management team as we continue to build distinctive brands and deliver the highest quality offer for our customers – all while ensuring that Prezzo remains a rewarding place to work.”

TPG Capital Partner Dirk Eller, the interim Chief Executive and current Chairman of Prezzo, commented, “We are delighted to welcome Jon to Prezzo and are excited to have such a highly qualified individual join at a time of significant business momentum. Jon’s experience will be invaluable as the Company continues to strengthen its focus on customer experience, grow its footprint, build its market share and further define itself as a leader in the UK and Ireland’s casual dining space.”

Established in 2000, Prezzo has grown from a single restaurant to a business now operating in every major city across the UK.