Vanessa Hall, the former chief executive of YO! Sushi, has become non-executive chairman of Cubitt House, the London-based gastro-pub operator, MCA has learnt.

Hall stepped down as chief executive of YO! at the end of 2015, following the company’s acquisition by Mayfair Capital in a c£82m deal.

She had been with the group for over two years after joining from Mitchells & Butlers, where she spent 20 years.

She is also the co-founder, with her husband Mark, of the three-strong Jack & Alice concept.

During her two years with YO!, Hall oversaw the opening of 20 restaurants, 13 in the UK, four in the US, and four international franchised restaurants.

At the end of 2015, Cubitt House secured new investment from a consortium of private investors, led by Manjit Dale, founding partner of TDR Capital, which acquired a majority stake in the business and provided funding to facilitate future expansion.

Cubitt House currently operates the Thomas Cubitt, Elizabeth Street, Belgravia; the Alfred Tennyson, Motcomb Street, Belgravia; the Orange, Pimlico Road, Belgravia; and the Grazing Goat, New Quebec Street, Marylebone.