Kevin Todd, managing director of Mitchells & Butlers’ City and Country division, has been made a visiting professor at Birmingham City University. He will be advising the Academy of Multi-Unit Leadership at Birmingham City Business School, which is based at the University. Todd spearheaded the roll out of M&B’s casual dining brands Premium Country Dining Group and Village Pub & Kitchen, and previously held senior positions at Allied Breweries, Greene King, Gala Clubs and Volvo. He holds an International MBA from the Nottingham Business School and also attended Harvard and Cornell. Todd said: “I am honoured to have been appointed a visiting professor to advise the school on multiple retail and leisure leadership - something that I have an intimate knowledge of given my career over the past 30 years. “I am passionate about raising the skills, knowledge and capabilities of unit, area and regional managers in multi-unit enterprises. Getting both the functional and emotional attributes of service delivery in multiple chain environments is a key determinant of success.” Chris Edger, director of the Academy of Multi-Unit Leadership, said: “I am delighted that Kevin who is one of Europe’s leading experts on service delivery in premium multi-unit contexts, has agreed to join us in an advisory capacity. The award of his title is proper recognition of the outstanding contribution he has made to multiple retail and leisure leadership over the past two decades.”