Richard Peachment, former operations director at Draft House, has joined the London-based pub group, Market Taverns, as its new chief operating officer.

Peachment became Draft House’s first operations director when he joined the business back in 2014. A former senior area manager at JD Wetherspoon, Peachment has also worked at TGI Friday’s and Ed’s Easy Diner.

He left Draft House in the wake of BrewDog’s acquisition of the group.

Family-run pub business Market Taverns acquired its sixth London site – The Lady Ottoline, in Clerkenwell, earlier this year

The business, which is led by Steve Welsh, also has sites in Bloomsbury, Borough Market and Marylebone.