Craig Cunningham, former international operations director at Jamie’s Italian, has stepped down as group food & beverage operations director at Starwood Hotels, MCA understands.

Cunningham, who spent six years at Jamie’s Italian, including the last four playing a key part in its international expansion, had been overseeing the development and implementation of Starwood’s F&B strategy since last February.

This included working on its Des McDonald joint venture Project 1898.

Cunningham also had stints at Living Room, Tiger Tiger and Le Monde Hotel.

Jon Wright, who was appointed managing director of Jamie’s Italian International last year, is overseeing the brand’s expansion into new countries.