Dublin-based restaurant concept Camile Thai Kitchen has strengthened its senior team in preparation for an international expansion.

Andy McCue, former CEO at The Restaurant Group, where he was responsible for the Wagamama acquisition, and Paddy Power, will take on the role of non-executive chairman, whilst venture capitalist and serial entrepreneur Brian Caulfield will join the board as a non-executive director.

Founded in 2010, Camile Thai has since expanded to 36 sites across Ireland and London, and founder Brody Sweeny has said it plans to announce further openings both in Ireland and internationally in the next few weeks.

Describing 2020 as a “milestone” for the business, Sweeney said it had seen a 59% increase in UK system sales last year and a 40% increase in Ireland.

“We owe this to our largely suburban, delivery focussed business model. This growth has enabled us to proceed ahead of time with our drone and robotics-focused tech strategy,” he said.

Commenting on the appointment, McCue said: “Camile provides a very exciting tech focussed hospitality business model and I look forward to being given the opportunity to help Camile grow further.”

“I am very excited at the opportunity to become a non-executive Director of the Camile board,” added Caoulfield. “As a Camile fan, it is amazing to see such a strong, and globally impactful company coming out of Dublin.”