Portobello Pub Co has announced the appointment of Mayuri Vachhani as CFO.

Vachhani joins the pub and bar operator at an exciting time, with the group targeting further growth opportunities whilst experiencing strong trading from its existing business.

She brings a wealth of financial and commercial experience from across the hospitality sector and has held senior financial positions with businesses including Tasty, Ask, Ed’s Easy Diner, and Big Easy.

Vachhani replaces Sharon Hayward, who recently left the business after 2.5 years during which she contributed across many areas of the company.

Portobello Pub Co is a primarily freehold collection of 27 pubs, bars, and restaurants, including 57 bedrooms across London and Brighton.

Holding company Portobello Starboard Ltd was founded in 2021 with backing from Zetland Capital. It acquired the seven-strong Darwin & Wallace business in April 2024.