Former D&D London chief financial officer, Jim Kottler, has joined Gaucho in the same role.

He replaces Frank Bandura, who has held the position since 2016, and is the latest senior appointment under chief executive, Martin Williams.

Williams said: “I am delighted that Jim has joined us as CFO. He will bring a wealth of experience to the company (including his recent post as interim CFO of D&D), I am delighted that he shares in our ambitions for the brand and will be integral in an exciting next chapter for Gaucho!

“Jim joins the appointments of Gemma Meale - HRD (previously Splendid Hotels), Jenna Bromage - Marketing Director (Mondrian Hotel Group), Ross Butler - Managing Director (RBD Consultancy) and Travis McKechnie – Operations Director (Roka) and Max Castaldo – Exec Chef (The Lanesborough Hotel) in forming an incredible team who in my humble view are the most talented in the industry.”

He added: “I am sure the whole company would like to thank outgoing CFO Frank Bandura for his energy and enthusiasm for Gaucho and guiding the brand through a challenging year in 2018.”