New CFO & People Director for Prezzo

Italian casual dining chain, Prezzo has appointed Matt Prior as Chief Financial Officer, who joins from Pret A Manger where he was finance director for the UK 400-site business.

Prezzo has also confirmed the appointment of Debbie Moore as People Director. Moore was most recently group HR director for GLH Hotels. She has also held HR director roles at both The Restaurant Group and Spirit Pub Company.

The company also revealed that Dean Challenger, who joined Prezzo in 2019 and was previously finance director, was made Chief Operating Officer earlier this summer.

Executive chair Karen Jones commented, “I am delighted Matt and Debbie have joined our Prezzo team. They share a clarity of thought and strategic ability that will accelerate our plans and augment both our ability to deliver at pace and the general happiness of our wonderful Prezzo people.”

Prior (pictured) said, “Prezzo is at an energising stage of its development and it’s a brilliant time to join the business. There is vast potential in the estate, the brand and the plans put together by the team, which I am very much looking forward to bringing to fruition.

'Prezzo has an exceptional opportunity to drive growth as the hospitality industry rebounds from the pandemic.”

Moore added, “Hospitality is dependent on brilliant people and Prezzo has such a strong and diverse team who are committed to each other and our customers. I look forward to working with Karen and her team to help all of our people be the best they can be.”