Robin Rowland, the chief executive of Yo! Sushi has been appointed as a non-executive director at Marston's, the regional brewer and pub retailer. Prior to his role at Yo! Sushi he held senior positions at City Centre Restaurants and Scottish & Newcastle. Under his helm, Yo! Sushi has grown from three outlets to an internationally renowned brand, operating 63 unique, conveyor belt restaurants worldwide. He will join on 1 September. Commenting on his appointment, David Thompson, chairman of Marston's, said: "We are delighted to welcome Robin to Marston's. His extensive background and knowledge of the consumer sector will be an invaluable asset to the group going forward."