Busaba Eathai has appointed Marc Whitehead, the former finance director at the Fat Duck group as its chief financial officer.

Whitehead had been in the role on an interim basis for the past eight months, however former CFO Brigid Hughes has now made the decision not to return to the business following her maternity leave.

Managing director Terry Harrison said: “It’s great news for the business that Marc Whitehead has joined the management team on a permanent basis. He brings a huge wealth of experience to the role and its also an indication of the positive direction Busaba is heading with Marc committing himself to our vision.”

Busaba currently operates 13 sites across London.