Cinema chain Vue International has appointed veteran executive Stella David as its non-executive chair.
David has extensive executive experience growing in large consumer-facing businesses and currently holds non-executive and independent director roles at Entain plc, Bacardi Ltd, Domino’s Pizza Group plc, and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. David also holds non-executive board positions. Position with Homeserve plc and Nationwide Building Society.
Previously, David was CEO of family-owned spirits distiller and distributor WM Grant & Sons, overseeing global brands such as Glenfiddich, Balvenny & Grant’s Whisky, Hendricks Gin, Monkey Shoulder and Drumbuie. David was Chairman of C&J Clark Ltd and CEO of Bacardi-Martini Ltd.
Tim Richards, CEO and founder of View International, who also serves as Chair of the BFI, said: “I am delighted to welcome someone of Stella’s experience and qualifications to the role of Non-Executive Chair at View. Stella has a deep understanding of the consumer environment and a strong track record of delivering growth. It will be invaluable to the business and our industry at this crucial time and we look forward to future opportunities.”
David added: “It’s a really exciting time to be joining Vue and I’m looking forward to working with Tim and the team as the business continues to rebuild from the impact of the pandemic. Over the past 18 months we’ve seen huge demand for cinema experiences and – this year With so many fantastic films slated for release of late – this is a pivotal moment for the industry.”
David joined View International on 26th January.
View International, which is Europe’s largest privately owned cinema operator, operates 1,990 screens at 227 sites in nine countries.