Ian Dunstall, the former insights and innovation director at Mitchells & Butlers (M&B), has followed Kevin Todd in stepping down from Russia’s largest casual restaurant chain, where he had been senior vice president marketing, M&C Report understands.
Dunstall left M&B in September 2012 after 16 years to set up his own consultancy business, to join Todd at at Rosinter, which currently operates 382 restaurants in total across 10 countries, including the Czech Republic and Poland.
He has returned to the UK to set up Dunstall Brand Marketing Ltd, which provides “expertise in brand positioning, new concept creation and existing brand revitalisation in the leisure industry”.
Todd stepped down as chief executive and president of Rosinter earlier this year, while another former M&B man David Singleton stepped down as the group’s brand director last November and is currently overseeing the creation of a ”new innovative state of the art brand zone” café-bar ‘Mercedes me’ for Mercedes Benz.
Rosinter operates TGI Friday’s franchises and is a joint-venture partner in Russia with Whitbread to develop its Costa Coffee brand.