Industry Update
Appointment17 October 2016

David Atkins

Named non-executive director
At Whitbread PLC in Dunstable, United Kingdom

David AtkinsWhitbread has appointed Deanna Oppenheimer and David Atkins as non-executive directors, both with effect from 1 January 2017. They will succeed Wendy Becker and Stephen Williams, who will be stepping down from the board having both completed nine years’ service on 31 December 2016 and 21 June 2017 respectively. Atkins has spent his career in the property sector and has been chief executive of retail property company Hammerson, for the past seven years. He has been responsible for the company’s transition to become a retail property specialist, the recent expansion into new European territories, including Ireland, and the increased focus on the premium outlet sector. He is former chairman of the European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA), past president of Revo (formerly BCSC) and a member of the British Property Federation.

Whitbread PLC

Whitbread PLC is the UK’s largest hospitality group operating market-leading businesses in budget hotels, restaurants and coffee shops. Its well-loved brands are Premier Inn, Costa, Beefeater, Brewers Fayre, Table Table and Taybarns.
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Recent Appointments at Whitbread PLC

Deanna Oppenheimer - non-executive director

17 October 2016 — Whitbread has appointed Deanna Oppenheimer and David Atkins as non-executive directors, both with effect from 1 January 2017. They will succeed Wendy Becker and Stephen Williams, who will be stepping down from the board having both completed nine years’ service on 31 December 2016 and 21 June 2017 respectively.
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Pedro Mendes - General Manager

11 May 2016 — Pedro Mendes has been named general manager of the Premier Inn Singapore Beach Road, which will become the UK-based hotel group’s first Singaporean property when it opens later this year. A Portuguese national, Mendes previously served as cluster GM for Premier Inn, handling six hotels in London.
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Paul Flaum - MD

11 December 2014 — Whitbread 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.
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