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Whitbread PLC
27 January 2022

27 January 2022


Appointment of Hemant Patel as Chief Financial Officer, Whitbread PLC


Whitbread PLC today announces that Hemant Patel has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer.  Hemant's appointment will take effect from 21st March 2022 and Nicholas Cadbury will step down from the Board and as CFO with effect from the same date.


Hemant joined Whitbread in 2018, and since then has been Finance Director of the UK Premier Inn and Restaurants business.  Prior to joining Whitbread, Hemant was Finance Director of Greene King Pub Company and held a number of senior finance and commercial roles at Asda and Mars.


Hemant is a Chartered Management Accountant and is also a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee of the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. 


Alison Brittain, CEO of Whitbread PLC, said: "I am delighted to announce the appointment of Hemant as our CFO.  Hemant has been with the Company for the last three years, he knows our business very well and brings a wealth of experience to the role, with considerable commercial and operational expertise.  Since joining us, Hemant has made a major contribution to the UK business, and has worked skilfully across multiple areas of responsibility.  I look forward to working with him as we continue to deliver our strategy in the UK and Germany".



Chris Vaughan

General Counsel


Hemant Patel has advised that there are no details to disclose in accordance with paragraph 9.6.13(2) - (6) of the Listing Rules.

For more information please contact:

Investor Relations Whitbread                         

Paul Tymms, Director of Investor Relations   

Abigail Cammack, Investor Relations Manager


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Jessica Reid / Alison Lygo                                            +44 (0) 20 7353 4200



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