Stella David Joins Cinema Chain Vue International as Non-Executive President

The Vue International theater chain has appointed veteran executive Stella David as its non-executive chairwoman.

David has extensive executive experience leading and growing large consumer-facing companies and currently holds non-executive and independent directorships at Entain plc, Bacardi Ltd, Domino’s Pizza Group plc and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. David has also been a member of the non-executive board seats at 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, Balvenie and Grant’s Whisky, Hendrick’s Gin, Monkey Shoulder and Drambuie. David was also Chairman of C&J Clark Ltd and CEO of Bacardi-Martini Ltd.

Tim Richards, CEO and founder of Vue International, who also serves as Chairman of BFI, said: “I am delighted to welcome someone of Stella’s experience and caliber to the role of Non-Executive Chairman at Vue. Stella has a deep understanding of the consumer environment and a strong track record of delivering growth. This will be invaluable at this crucial time for the business and our industry, and as we look for future opportunities.”

David added: “This is a really exciting time to be joining Vue and I am looking forward to working with Tim and the team as the business continues to rebuild from the impact of the pandemic. Over the last 18 months, we have seen a lot of pent-up demand for the cinematic experience, and with many fantastic movies coming out later this year, it’s a pivotal time for the industry.”

David joins Vue International on January 26.

Vue International, which is Europe’s largest privately owned cinema operator, operates 1,990 screens at 227 sites in nine countries.

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