Alan Morgan, former chief operating officer at the Greene King-owned Spirit Pub Company, has joined The Rank Group as managing director of its Mecca Bingo brand.

Morgan, who was chief operating officer at Spirit since 2011, previously worked for Whitbread and David Lloyd Leisure.

Rank chief executive Henry Birch said: “With his extensive experience in multi-site management, I am confident Alan will be a valuable addition to the Rank executive team and will lead the Mecca team to deliver the ambitious plans we have for the business.” Greene King announced at start of 2016 that Morgan would leave the business this year after working on integration of the Spirit estate.