Whitbread has appointed two new non-executive directors, Fumbi Chima and Kal Atwal.

Chima will become a member of Whitbread’s audit committee, while Atwal will join the remuneration committee.

Chima is currently Executive vice-president and chief information officer at BECU, having previously served as CIO at Adidas, Fox Network Group, Burberry, Walmart Asia’s business operations and American Express global corporate technologies.

Atwal has 13 years’ executive committee experience at BGL Group, where she played a central role in driving the strategic growth and scaling of the brands within the Group. She is also chair of SimplyCook Ltd and serves as a non-executive director of Royal London Group and WH Smith.

Whitbread chairman Adam Crozier said: “I am delighted to announce the appointments of Fumbi and Kal as Non-Executive Directors. They bring an invaluable mix of skills to the Board, including in the technology sector, in digital transformation, in marketing and general management, gained from a range of businesses. As Whitbread faces into the next phase of its growth, they will add huge value to the Board”.