Gordon Ramsay Group finance director David Kerr has joined Mildreds, the vegetarian restaurant group, in the same role, MCA understands.

Kerr’s appointment comes as Mildreds brings in Luke Bishop formerly of Polpo, as managing director.

Kerr has also held roles at Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Whitbread and Pizza Hut.

Bishopp left Polpo in 2017 and has since been consulting with JKS Restaurants and Greyhound Café, and is also co-founder of Dabbers Social Bingo.

Mildreds, founded by Diane Thomas and Jane Muir in Greek Street in 1988, is credited with pioneering vegetarian restaurant food and currently has four sites.

The holding company for Mildreds is majority owned by Shirin Gandhi, a partner with Encore Capital – though Encore has previously clarified it has invested in Mildreds.