Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) has appointed Tony Bentham as its new as director of business change and technology replacing Martin Taylor who has left the business.

Bentham, who has also held IT leadership posts at Citibank and Bradford & Bingley, was previously interim chief information officer at M&B before Taylor’s appointment in October 2012.

Taylor had been head of service delivery and infrastructure with M&B and had worked for the company since 2007.

An M&B spokeswoman told “Martin Taylor has decided to leave M&B after seven years to spend time with his family before pursuing a new career path. We would like to thank Martin for his significant contribution to leading our technology journey and always showing great passion for our people and the business.

“We are pleased to announce Tony Bentham has been appointed as director of business change and technology. Tony brings with him a wealth of experience and has already worked with us over the past two years as a consultant. We look forward to welcoming Tony to M&B on a permanent basis.”