Incipio Group has appointed corporate lawyer David Roberts as a non-executive director.

Roberts currently leads International law firm CMS’s leisure practice and is chairman of the leisure sector charity A Good Dinner.

He joins the board and brings extensive hospitality and leisure experience, having acted for many brands in the industry over a 25 year career.

In 2015, he helped to found restaurant group Blacklock, backing founder Gordon Ker to set up the successful chop house.

He has also backed other groups including Daisy Green, Smith & Wollensky, Bubala and Slerp.

Incipio CEO Ed Devenport said: “I am delighted to welcome David to the company. As well as his exemplary sector credentials and his strategic and commercial insight, David brings a wealth of experience which will undoubtedly help support Incipio through its next ambitious chapter. I look forward to working with him.”

The group intends to further strengthen its board composition in the future.