Janene Pretorius, who recently stepped down as training and HR director at Prezzo, the TPG Capital-backed group, has joined the Ivy Collection, the fast-growing, Richard Caring-backed group, as its director of people, MCA understands.

Pretorius sent over four and a half years with Prezzo, after over nine years with Gaucho Group where she was head of staff training and development.

She has been replaced at Prezzo in the interim by Graham Maundrell, formerly group HR director and people development consultant at the Vita Group and before that spent three years as group director of HR at De La Rue. He was also previously HR director at Diageo.

Pretorius joins the Ivy Collection as it looks to ramp up its presence in the capital and in the regions, with sites being lined up in Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham and Edinburgh.