John Ritchie has joined Greene King as interim group property director, with Richard Lewis set to focus solely on his role as chief operating officer.

Ritchie has held a succession of interim property roles, including at Wagamama and Itsu, and was most recently at Fortnum & Mason.

Lewis took on responsibility for property after overseeing the integration of the Spirt portfolio in 2016. Last November he took on responsibility for the managed pubs estate as part of his role as chief operating officer, but continued to oversee the property side.