The Restaurant Group (TRG) has appointed Alex Gersh as a non-executive director. He will join the board on 23 February 2021 and will become a member of both the audit and nominations committees.

Gersh is currently CFO of Sportradar – a company that leverages the power of sports data and digital content for clients around the world.

His previous roles include CFO of online used car business Carzoo and Paddy Power Betfair Group - where he played a key role in the merger of Betfair with Paddy Power plc and in driving the subsequent success of the combined business, according to TRG.

He has also served as non-executive and chairman of the audit committee of Moss Bros and Black Earth Farming Ltd.

Debbie Hewitt MBE, chairman, TRG, said: “As well as his strong listed finance experience, he brings deep strategic, commercial and digital skills, significant consumer insight and broad non-executive experience.

“He adds considerable experience to our board and we look forward to working with him.”