Former Monarch Group financial chief, Barry Nightingale, has been named as chief financial officer at The Restaurant Group.
Nightingale was credited for playing a considerable role in the turnaround of the leisure airline business.
He previously held senior finance roles at UK Car Group, Easy Everything and Airtours.
The Restaurant Group operates more than 500 restaurants including the Frankie & Benny's, Chiquito and Coast to Coast brands.
Nightingale joined Monarch in December 2014 having previously worked for online gaming firm Betfred. His departure was announced in January.
The Restaurant Group chief executive, Danny Breithaupt, said: "I am pleased to welcome Barry to the company. I am delighted that he is able to join immediately and will be able to contribute to and support the implementation of the ongoing review of our operating strategy and brands.
“Together with his strong financial credentials, he brings very relevant experience from a variety of consumer, leisure and multi-site businesses and will add real strength to our executive team.”
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