Novus Leisure has made changes to its operations team, which has seen the departure of head of operations Marc Rust and the promotion of Stephen Hill to operations director.

Rust, joined the LGV Capital and Hutton Collins-backed operator of premium bars and restaurants, last May after stepping down as operations director at Grand Union.

Hill joined the group last August after spending over a year and half at TGI Friday’s as director of operations.

He joins former TGI’s operations director Tim Cullum at Novus. Cullum was appointed chief executive last October

Rust was previously head of London operations at Jamie’s Italian. He also previously worked for Strada, Zizzi and Ask.