Pizza Express announced that James Parsons, the company’s UK managing director, has left the company.

Parsons has been replaced by David Sykes, who is currently group director in charge of property, Cafà Pasta and Ireland. Sykes’ new title will be UK and Ireland PizzaExpress managing director.

David Page, the company’s chief executive, will take over responsibility for property. John Metcalf, Pizza Express’s operations director, will look after Cafà Pasta.