D&D London has announced the appointment of Alan Clark, formerly of Malmaison, as chief financial officer.

Clark was finance director for both Malmaison & Hotel du vin and Rocco Forte Hotels in the UK and was most recently CFO for Hongkong & Shanghai Hotels and then group CFO for Sandals Resorts International.

Des Gunewardena, chairman and chief executive of D&D London, said: “We are very pleased to have appointed Alan as CFO of D&D London. He brings a wealth of financial experience to the group and joins us at a very exciting time. Our business continues to expand. We have opened a number of restaurants both in the UK and in New York in the last year and we have a substantial pipeline of UK and overseas projects. So, Alan’s knowledge and international experience will be a big asset to us going forward.”

Clark said: “I have greatly admired D&D London as a leading global hospitality company and have been impressed with what Des, David and the rest of the team have achieved – especially recently with a series of successful new restaurant openings. I’m incredibly excited to be joining the group and look forward to contributing to expanding the business further.”