Novus Leisure, the bar and late-night specialist that operates the Tiger Tiger brand, has appointed Christian Poole as its new marketing director. Poole joins the business from Hertz, the car hire specialist, and has also held positions at Luminar Leisure, Britain’s biggest nightclub operator, and Merlin Entertainments, the theme park and tourist attraction specialist. Poole will join the main board and is thought to have acquired a small equity stake in the business. Novus is led by Steve Richards and operates around 40 venues, predominantly located in central London. The business is predominantly owned by Barclays following a refinancing of the business last year.