Boxpark has appointed David Gough as chief operations officer.

Gough will join the business from his previous role as operations director at Fullers brand Stable Bar and Restaurants, where he grew the business to 17 sites prior to its acquisition by Three Joes Pizza in June.

Other previous roles include operations director for Good Company Inns and Olivo Restaurants, and senior operations manager at Pizza Express where he was responsible for 18 restaurants.

At Boxpark, Gough will be responsible for all site operations alongside the current head of operations, will lead and execute company strategy, and oversee all commercial aspects of the business, enhancing consumer experience and focusing on training and employee development.

Commenting on the appointment, Boxpark CEO Roger Wade said: “We are delighted to appoint David to the role of COO. He has a fantastic wealth of experience and skills in not only driving business growth, but in achieving efficiency across all aspects of an organisation.

“As we focus on our growth strategy, David will be instrumental in ensuring everything is in place and that we are meeting our commercial objectives.”

“This is an exciting opportunity for me to use my experience on a thriving brand which is on the cusp of a transformational stage in its growth,” added Gough. “Despite the struggles facing the hospitality industry, I’m looking forward to bringing BOXPARK’s vision to life and building a solid strategy to achieve our goals.”