Former Royal Caribbean Cruise Line UK-based boss Dominic Paul is to head Domino’s Pizza as chief executive.

He becomes chief executive designate at the pizza chain from April 6.  

Paul will join the board of the company on May 1 after three years running Costa Coffee prior to the sale of the business by Whitbread to Coca-Cola in 2019.

He was previously senior vice president of international at Royal Caribbean and held senior positions at easyJet, British Midland and British Airways.  

Paul will replace David Wild, who previously announced his intention to retire from Domino’s.

Company chairman Matt Shattock said: “We are delighted to have attracted a CEO of Dominic’s calibre, and I’m very much looking forward to working with him.

“He is a high energy leader with great experience of driving powerful consumer brands to new heights, and of partnering with franchisees.

“These are the skills which will be vital as we seek to take this business to the next level.” 

Paul added: “I am hugely excited to be joining Domino’s. It is a much-loved brand with great people and some of the best franchisees in the world, and there is a strong foundation to build on.

“I am confident that we can take the business to the next stage of its development, and build a long term and profitable future for our franchisees, colleagues, customers and shareholders.”