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Barracuda Appoints Rob Pitcher as Operations and HR Director

The Barracuda Pub Group has appointed Rob Pitcher in the newly created role as Operations and HR Director

Pitcher has years of experience within the licensed trade sector working with both publicly listed and private equity backed pub companies. Rob joins the company after successful spells in senior marketing, operational and strategic roles within Scottish & Newcastle Retail, Spirit Group and most recently Town and City Pub Company where he was a key member of the senior team prior to its’ merger with Stonegate last year. 

The appointment of Pitcher follows the announcement of the departure of Richard Stringer, the Operations Director at Barracuda. 

Roger Moxham Chief Executive of the Barracuda Pub Group said: “We are delighted to welcome Rob to the business.  His appointment further strengthens our executive team and his contribution towards the next phase of development for Barracuda as we drive up our performance will be crucial.

“His knowledge and passion for the industry, combined with the importance that he places on motivating and recruiting the best people in the business, will help us deliver a customer driven culture for our pubs and bars.”

Rob Pitcher, Operations and HR Director for the Barracuda Pub Group said: “It’s an exciting time to join Barracuda as we move towards a new phase for the company.  It’s a great business with fantastic people running well located, prominent sites in key towns and cities across the UK.  I’m delighted to join the new executive group and look forward to leading the HR and Operations  teams in executing a new growth strategy for Barracuda.”

The Barracuda executive team are: Roger Moxham, Chief Executive; Rob Pitcher, Operations and HR Director; Chris Keen, Finance Director and Sarah Weir, Commercial Director. 

Rob Pitcher joined the company on 15th August.