La Tasca's finance director, Martin Evans, is to leave the group after nine years, to pursue “a dream appointment”. Evans, who will leave on 31 December, will be replaced by Matthew Powell. Powell has been financial controller at the group, which operates La Vina and Sam & Maxie's alongside its eponymous brand, since joining in 2002. Previously he was at Deloitte. He will join the board in January, 2007.