Former Ivy Collection executive director of operations Yishay Malkov has joined Various Eateries as managing director.

Malkov was one of the key driving forces behind the development and expansion of the Richard Caring-backed Ivy Collection, before leaving the group in June 2018.

A former restaurant director of Gordon Ramsay at Claridge’s, Malkov joins the Hugh Osmond-backed Various Eateries following the departure of CEO Sue Walter last year.

Backed by Osmond’s Sun Capital Partners, Various Eateries has opened two new Coppa Clubs in Brighton and Maidenhead over the last year, while continued to downsize it’s Strada estate, with only three now remaining under the brand.