M&B finance chief to join Rentokil

THE finance director of pub group Mitchells & Butlers (M&B) is leaving to join Rentokil.

Jeremy Townsend will leave to become chief financial officer of the pest control and parcel delivery goods group within six months.

He took over as finance director of M&B in January 2008

M&B chief executive Adam Fowle said: "Jeremy has made a significant contribution to Mitchells & Butlers, particularly since taking on the role of finance director in difficult circumstances two years ago."