Rebecca Farrer has stepped down as brand director at PizzaExpress to join SSP as its new international head of brands, M&C Report has learnt.

Farrer leaves the Hony Capital-owned pizza chain after six years after holdings the positions of head of brand activation, head of brand development and head of business innovation.

Previous to joining PizzaExpress, she was head of consumer marketing at Alton Towers and a senior marketing manager at McDonald’s.

It is thought that in her new role she will report into Mark Angela, chief commercial officer at SSP.