Spirit Pub Company has strengthened the management team of its c550-strong leased division with the appointment of Stephen Worrall as its new head of commercial. Worrall, who spent five years at Greene King including stints at commercial and operations director, joins Spirit as Chris Welham, another former operations director at Greene King, officially takes up his role as managing director of its leased division. Worrall left Greene King in July 2010 to set up his own consultancy business under the Spinnaker name. He has since opened the first pub under his new business Spinnaker Inns – the Pink and Lily, a food-led destination pub near Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire. Welham replaces Peter Brook, who stepped down from the role he held since Spirit was demerged from Punch, late last year.