Alison Brittain Will Head Up Whitbread
26th May 2015
Alison Brittain is leaving Lloyds Banking Group to become CEO of Whitbread, the owner of Premier Inn hotels and Costa Coffee.
Brittain is currently group director of Lloyds’ retail division and has held the position since 2011 after holding senior roles at Barclays and Santander. She is also a non-executive director at Marks & Spencer.
She will join the hospitality group in January 2016 where she will be Whitbread’s first female boss. She’ll also be the sixth woman currently in charge of a FTSE 100 listed firm – joining the ranks of Véronique Laury at Kingfisher, Liv Garfield at Severn Trent, Moya Greene at Royal Mail, Alison Cooper at Imperial Tobacco and Carolyn McCall at easyJet.