Punch Taverns has appointed Robin Belither to its operations team.

Belither will join Punch later this year, having recently held a senior executive role at Metropolitan Pub Company – part of Greene King.

Commenting on his appointment, Clive Chesser, chief executive of Punch, said: “This is a really exciting time for Punch, and we are looking forward to the future as we continue to build a bold and dynamic business.

“I am looking forward to welcoming Robin to the team. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the hospitality sector which will help us to further deliver our plans, adding significant value to our publicans running pubs across the UK.”