Costa has appointed former Diageo executive Kate Seljeflot as group HR director, MCA understands.

Seljeflot joins the Whitbread-led company after spending 14 years with Diageo – the final two of which she was global talent director. Prior to that she was HR director for Africa, Turkey, Russia and East Europe, and before that Head of Global shared services.

Before joining Diageo Seljeflot worked for Shell UK.