Industry Update
Appointment11 December 2014

Paul Flaum

Named MD
At Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants (WHR) in London, United Kingdom

Paul FlaumWhitbread announced that, after ten successful years with the company, Patrick Dempsey, Managing Director of Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants (WHR), will be stepping down from the Board and leaving the company on 28th February 2015. Paul Flaum, currently head of Whitbread Restaurants, will become the new MD WHR on 1st March 2015. Paul has worked for Whitbread for 11 years and was Chief Operating Officer for WHR prior to becoming MD Restaurants. Reporting to Paul will be Simon Jones, who becomes MD Premier Inn UK and hub by Premier Inn (currently Marketing & Strategy Director) and Mark Anderson who will add responsibility for Premier Inn Germany to his existing responsibilities for Property, Procurement and Logistics.
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