Punch picks top execs

City A.M. Reporter
PUNCH Taverns has appointed Roddy Murray as finance director for its managed Spirit division, which is due to be demerged later this year.

Murray will join the group on 23 May and sit on the Spirit board. He joins from the BSS Group — a plumbing equipment supplier — where he was group finance director from 2006. His previous roles include stints at Moss Bross and Mackay Stores as well as Guinness plc, United Distillers and Diageo. Punch also confirmed that Steve Dando has been appointed finance director of Punch Taverns after performing the role on an “acting” basis.

“Roddy has a strong track record of achievement which will further strengthen the team,” said chief executive Ian Dyson.