Managed operator Barracuda's operations director Graham Jones has handed in his notice, writes Paul Charity. Jones joined Barracuda in January 2006, replacing Kiera Phelan, one of the company's founders who was taking retirement. Graham Jones was an operations director in Greene King's managed pub division prior to joining Barracuda. Jones has also held senior positions with Whitbread and Laurel Pub Company, whose neighbourhood pub estate was sold to Greene King in 2003. Barracuda had around 180 pubs when Jones joined - it now has more than 220 venues. Barracuda chief executive Mark McQuater said when Jones joined in 2006: "Graham brings with him an outstanding reputation in the pub industry and we are extremely pleased that he has joined the Barracuda group."

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