Caffè Nero has confirmed the appointment of Stacy Schapira, formerly of Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group, as UK HR Director.

Schapira will assume responsibility for leading and developing the brand’s HR, recruitment and hiring programmes in the UK, while supporting training and development programmes.

She spend 12 years at the Jamie Oliver Group, mostly as chief people officer.

Gerry Ford, Caffè Nero Chairman, said: “I’m delighted we have brought Stacy to Caffè Nero, she has huge experience in the UK hospitality sector having spent almost 12 years within the.

“Stacy has a huge passion for people and will really help us develop our culture and people practices so we not only provide first class service for our customers but protect and grow our special working culture here.”