The Restaurant Group (TRG), which is currently in the process of finding a new chief executive, has announced the appointment of Sally Cowdry as an independent non-executive director with effect from 1 March 2014.

Cowdry is currently marketing and consumer director at Camelot Lotteries UK Limited where she is accountable for the strategic development and commercial performance of The National Lottery brand portfolio across the UK.

Prior to joining Camelot in 2013, Cowdry was marketing and consumer director at Telefonica UK which operates the O2 brand.

Alan Jackson, chairman, said: “I am delighted to welcome Sally Cowdry to the Board of TRG. Sally has significant marketing expertise in consumer facing businesses and I am confident that she will be a valuable addition to the Board.”