Jonathan Blanchard, who recently stepped down from Carluccio’s, has returned to the retail sector as chief financial and operating officer of fashion brand Reiss.

Blanchard stepped down as chief financial officer of Carluccio’s after just a year with the Landmark Group-backed business. He was previously chief financial officer at cycle retailer, Evans

Stephen Critoph, the former chief financial officer of The Restaurant Group, is currently working at Carluccio’s as its interim chief financial officer until a permanent replacement for Blanchard is found.

Carluccio’s chief executive Neil Wickers had said that Blanchard was leaving to “pursue a new opportunity”.

Blanchard had succeed Frank Bandura, who subsequently joined Gaucho.