Domino’s Pizza Group has announced the appointment of Dominic Paul as its new CEO, with effect from 6 April.
Paul will also join the board as CEO on 1 May 2020. Most recently, he served as chief executive officer and managing director of Costa Coffee. He led the Costa brand from 2016 to 2019, overseeing its growth ahead of the £3.9bn sale of the business by Whitbread to Coca-Cola last year.
Paul has also previously held the position of senior vice president of international at Royal Caribbean Cruise Line where he led the business through a period of strong growth. His extensive experience in the travel and leisure industry also includes senior roles at Easyjet, British Midland and British Airways.
He will replace David Wild who has previously announced his intention to retire from the business. Wild will retire from the Board on 1 May 2020.
Matt Shattock, chairman, 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.
“I’d also like to thank David for his contribution to Domino’s over the last seven years and for his commitment to the business during this period of leadership transition. We wish him well for the future.”
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 franchises 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.”