New Retail & Product Director for Pizza Express

The UK’s best-loved sociable pizzeria, Pizza Express, today announces the appointment of Christian Haas, as Retail and Product Director, to join the UK and Ireland leadership team.

Leading a newly formed team, Haas’ role has been created to bring additional cross-departmental synergies across product related functions, whilst driving end-to-end quality, efficiency and innovation.

Haas joins from Waitrose where he spent the last 14 years, most recently leading the Category Management function. His priority areas of focus at Pizza Express will include Retail, Food & Beverage and Supply Chain. He will also oversee Quality, Safety and Wellness.

Zoe Bowley, Managing Director at Pizza Express, said, “The appointment of Christian Haas as Retail and Product Director will enable us to make a significant positive difference to our customer offer and assist us in optimising our Future Express roll out.'

Haas said, “I’m delighted to be joining PizzaExpress at what marks an exciting, pivotal time for the business. It's clear our customers love the brand and I look forward to working with the talented teams within the business to help maximise PizzaExpress’ future potential, in line with our Future Express strategy.”