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Greene King Pub Partners’ MD Retires


Managing director of Greene King’s tenanted pub division Pub Partners, David Elliott, is retiring.

He will be succeeded by Simon Longbottom.

Elliott has been with with Greene King for 11 years and and has spent more than 25 years in the industry.

During his time at Pub Partners, he has overseen significant growth – from 620 to more than 1,300 tenanted pubs and from 32m of operating profit in 1998 to 71m in 2008-09.

He will stay with Greene King until 31 January when he will also stand down from the board.

Longbottom, who will join the company on 1 February, has spent his career working in the leisure industry.

He has particularly strong commercial and operations experience in the pub sector.

He joins Greene King from Gala Coral Group where he was MD of its Gaming Group.

He started his career at Bass Taverns and has since held senior positions at Mill House Inns and Mitchells & Butlers, with over 11 years’ experience in the pub sector.

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