Hostmore has appointed Julie McEwan and permanent CEO.

She took up the post of interim CEO on 10 January 2023, after former CEO Robert Cook stepped down from the role.

McEwan was previously chief operating officer at Hostmore, after joining the operator of Fridays, 63rd+1st and Fridays and Go in February 2022.

Prior to her appointment, McEwan worked at Big Table Group, latterly as brand director at Las Iguanas, and has previously held management roles at Spirit Pub Company, Premier Inn, and Whitbread.

She will also join the board as a director of the company at the conclusion of the upcoming annual general meeting on 7 June 2023.

Hostmore chairman Gavin Manson commented: “Julie has impressed the board immensely during her period as Interim CEO and her positive impact is already being felt throughout the organisation.

“The board is pleased that Julie has accepted the permanent CEO position and we look forward to working with her to deliver on our key objectives for the business.”