Drake & Morgan, the Bowmark Capital-backed group, has appointed Gabi Clipp, former human resources manager at Nobu Restaurants who has also worked for Ignite Group and D&D Restaurants, to the role of head of people.

The company said Clipp, who was also HR manager at Novus, has been appointed to cover all aspects of employment within the group, from recruitment and training through to management and payroll. She said: “Drake & Morgan has a great philosophy when it comes to staff; recruiting talented people from the offset, inspiring them during the day-to-day running of the business, and encouraging them to achieve their goals. I can’t wait to be part of their development.” 

Meanwhile, former Novus operations manager Richard Underwood has been appointed as general manager of The Fable, Drake & Morgan’s latest opening in Holborn, which began trading last month.

The venue’s new bar manager is Joe Belson, previously duty manager at Drake & Morgan’s The Drift.