Chris Williams has stepped down as operations director at Thai Leisure Group (TLG), the Thaikhun and Chaophraya operator, after six years with the company.

Williams, who previously had stints at La Tasca and Café Rouge, joined the Ian Leigh-led group at the start of 2011. MCA understands that he is leaving TLG on amicable terms to explore new opportunities.

Leigh told MCA: “On behalf of the company, I would like to sincerely thank Chris for his considerable contribution to the company over the past six years, and wish him the very best in his future endeavours.”

The group has started the process to find a replacement for Williams.

At the same time, the group is in talks to take space at Deliveroo’s first Roobox remote kitchen outside of London – in Brighton & Hove.

The TLG offer will be a delivery only version of its Thaikhun brand and will operate 5pm to 11pm Monday to Friday and 12pm to 11pm at weekends – opening it up to the Brighton & Hove market for the first time.