Former Mitchells & Butlers managing director Kevin Todd has told M&C Report that he would like to stay in the industry when he returns to the UK following his resignation as chief executive of Rosinter Restaurants, one of Russia’s largest casual restaurant chains.

Todd told M&C Report that he resigned from the position in December and has been working with Rosinter’s board on a transition plan before returning to England in April.

“It’s all amicable,” said Todd, who joined Rosinter in 2012. “It’s worked out well for me, I’ve really enjoyed it, but I want to come back to England and see what opportunities present themselves. There’s no rush or panic; having been two years away, having some time with the family is a nice thing to do!”

Asked if he planned to stay in the industry, Todd said: “I’m keeping an open mind but it’s an industry I’ve been developed in, I’ve had a really good career in, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed and very passionate about. Of course I’d like to stay in this industry in some way or another.”

Rosinter operates 420 business units in 10 countries. Brands include il Patio, Planeta Sushi, Costa Coffee, TGI’s Fridays and McDonald in airports and railways.

Todd said: “The past two years represent one of the greatest adventures of my life. Consolidating this formidable business and creating a solid infrastructure before future growth could be entertained, implied a radical culture change.

“Without the support of the chairman, fellow board members and last but not least, an amazing team, this challenging task would not have been possible to complete. I am looking forward to coming back to the UK, closer to my family. I will take the necessary time to consider a number of options.”