Barracuda, the managed pub operator, has appointed Ian Banks as head of financial control. Banks takes up the role with immediate effect and has previous industry experience with Spirit Group, PriceWaterhouseCoppers, his own Memorable Pubs business. He most recently worked within the banking sector. He will be responsible for financial and management accounting, payroll and purchase ledger, working alongside head of commercial finance Mike Shipley, and reporting into finance director Nick Morgan.