Andrew Griffith is to step down from the board of Just Eat as a non-executive director, with immediate effect.

It follows his appointment as chief business adviser to the Prime Minister.

The board has also agreed that Gwyn Burr, an independent non-executive director of the company is to assume the role of senior independent director with immediate effect.

Commenting on Griffith’s departure, Mike Evans, chairman, Just Eat, said: “I want to thank Andrew for his service to Just Eat over the past five years.

“During a period of significant growth and change, he has always provided wise counsel to the board and management, particularly his contribution as interim chairman. I wish him well in his new role.”