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Hawthorn appoints new chairman

Colin Rutherford will serve as the pub company’s new chairman

Hawthorn has announced the appointment of Colin Rurtherford as its new chairman.

Rutherford has served in chairman and non-executive director roles in the past, including at Mitchells and Butlers where he has been a non-executive director for eight years.

He joins CEO Mark Davies, Matt Ward (CFO), Edith Monfries (COO) and Ken Buckley (non-executive director) on the pub company’s board.

Mark Davies, CEO of Hawthorn, said: “Colin will be an outstanding Chairman and I know we will make a formidable team working closely together in a sector we both have a true passion for.

“Colin brings a lot of industry knowledge and corporate finance experience to our board and is very alive and ambitious to the opportunities ahead and I’m delighted with this important appointment.”

On his appointment, Rutherford said: “Having worked in this sector for a long time I’m fortunate to have seen first-hand what the business is all about, and what the Hawthorn board is capable of achieving.

“In Mark and the rest of the management team, Hawthorn have a strong, dynamic leadership, with a clear ambition for growth, and I’m looking forward to working with them all at such an exciting time for the business.”

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