Peter Brook, the pub industry veteran, has parted company with Admiral Taverns after two years at the helm of Phoenix, its turnaround pub division, M&C Report understands. Brook left the company earlier this month. It is thought that the former Tattershall and Innspired CEO is already in talks about his next venture, although he himself declined to comment on his next move. He told M&C: “When I joined Admiral under Gary Landesberg I committed to two years. My leaving is because that period has come to end and currently looking at what I might do next. “The Phoenix division continues to perform extremely well – better than the market. It’s very focused and has succeeded by doing the simple things well, which is down to the hard work of everyone at the business. “At the same time there has also been an enormous amount of change – the division currently comprises 430 pubs versus 675 in March.” Jonathan Paveley, executive chairman, said the company was "indebted" to Brook for the performance of the turnaround arm. Brook joined the business when it was owned by the Landesberg and Rosenberg families. It is now controlled by Lloyds Banking Group after a refinancing of the business last year. As a result of Brook's departure, Andrew Mountain, Phoenix operations director (north), and Christine Kershaw, Phoenix operations director (south), will report directly to Kevin Georgel, Admiral’s managing director. Brook is expected to remain in the pub sector and is still an investing director in the Guernsey Brewing Company.