Just Eat has appointed Mike Evans as non-executive chairman, with effect from 26 April 2018.

He will join the board of Just Eat as an independent non-executive director and chairman elect on 6 March 2018, with his appointment as non-exec chairman effective from the conclusion of the company’s AGM on 26 April.

David Buttress will also retire from the board as a non-executive director at the conclusion of the AGM.

Evans has been non-executive chairman of digital property company ZPG plc since 2014. He also serves as senior independent director of Chesnara plc.

He has spent much of his career in financial services, and has held several senior executive positions, including as chief operating officer of Skandia UK Limited.

“I am delighted to welcome Mike to the board of Just Eat, where his proven expertise as a FTSE 100 chairman, and experience of online marketplaces, will be immensely valuable,” said Andrew Griffiths, interim non-executive chairman. “He joins at an important time for the business, as it seeks to extend its UK and international leadership in fast growing markets.”

He added: “I would also like to thank David Buttress for his contribution to Just Eat over many years, including as CEO and latterly as a non-executive Director.”

Evans said: “It is a privilege to chair such a dynamic business, and I look forward to using my experience to help the board and leadership team maintain strong growth and governance over the coming years.”