Nightclub operator Luminar has announced former chairman Alex Geffert has stepped as a non-executive director of the board.

Geffert was part of the team, headed by Peter Marks, that rescued Luminar from administration in 2011. He acted as chairman until January of this year when he was replaced by Bob Brannan.

Before joining Luminar he headed up Whitbread’s nightclub division.

Brannan said: “Alex has been instrumental in the turnaround of Luminar and its return to profit, creating a robust platform for growth and development. We would like to take this opportunity to wish him all the best for the future.”