EasyHotel has announced the appointments of a new chief financial officer and a group development director.

Gary Burton joins as CFO and will become a member of easyHotel’s board of directors from October 29 – replacing Marc Vieilledent.

He moves from Nuffield Health, where he has been finance director since 2016 following a nine-year career with Kingfisher and roles at computer firm Hewlett Packard and as an accountant at Arthur Andersen.

Marc Vieilledent will move to the role of group development director and have responsibility for leading the budget hotel group’s development strategy. He will step down from the board on October 29.

Chief executive Guy Parsons said: “I am delighted to welcome Gary as chief financial officer. With his commercial approach and considerable international experience, Gary will make a great addition to our board.

“I am also delighted that Marc is taking on the role of group development director. In his new role, he will more directly impact the success of the company’s strategy.  Marc’s considerable experience in the hotel sector in Europe means he is ideally suited to drive this strand of our longer-term vision.”