Mark Derry is to step down from his position as managing director of Greene King-owned Loch Fyne restaurants at the end of this month (30 July), after 11 years working for the business.
After Loch Fyne was taken over by the Suffolk brewer in August 2007, Derry was contracted to remain in his position as managing director for an agreed ‘two-year period of familiarisation.’
This month, current head of operations Richard Morris, who will become director and general manager of the restaurant chain, will replace Derry, as Loch Fyne moves under Greene King’s Destinations division, headed by Jonathan Webster.
Rooney Anand, chief executive of Greene King, said he wished Derry ‘well for the future’.
“Mark has made a tremendous contribution to the business,” he said. “Loch Fyne has led the way with its sustainability culture and high-quality service and Mark has been instrumental in the creation of this. It is well-respected in the industry for this approach and is a very welcome addition to the Destinations division.”
Loch Fyne was founded by Derry along with Ian Glyn in 1998, and now operates 49 restaurants across the UK, employing over 1,200 people.