Young’s & Co has appointed Simon Dodd, formerly of Fuller’s, in the newly created role of chief operating officer.

Dodd has spent more than a decade working in the pub and brewing sector most recently as managing director of the Fuller’s beer company, and also as operations director of their premium city pubs division.

Prior to Fuller’s, Dodd was at Orchid Pub Company where he held the role of chief operating officer following his promotion from the position of commercial director.

He will join the board of Young’s on 2 September 2019, reporting to chief executive Patrick Dardis.

Dardis said: “I am delighted that we have been able to attract someone of Simon’s calibre and experience to take on this new role. I am confident that the extensive experience, knowledge and relevant skills that Simon has built up over his career will make a significant and positive difference to Young’s.”