Punch has restructured its senior team to reallocate the responsibilities of outgoing chief strategy officer, Neil Griffiths, MCA has learnt.

The move sees Steve Allen, currently head of investments, promoted to the new role of property director. Allen, who has worked for Punch since 2009, will join the senior management board as part of his new role.

Griffiths’ other key responsibilities – of publican recruitment and strategy – will be taken on by HR and services director, Jackie Burn, and chief executive Duncan Garrood respectively.

Griffiths announced yesterday that he was leaving the company he joined in 2001 to take his career in a new direction.

Punch said that he would remain available within the business until the end of November to ensure a smooth handover of the strategic projects he is working on.