Friday, February 26, 2016:  RANK GROUP APPOINTS NEW DIRECTOR
 
Steven Esom joins March 1st.
 
The Rank online and land gambling group has announced the appointment of Steven Esom as a non-executive director to its board with effect from 1 March 2016. He will also chair Rank's remuneration committee and serve on its audit and nominations committees.
 
Esom (55) had a 12-year career at Waitrose, the last five years of which were as managing director.  He has held a number of senior and non-executive positions within the food sector. 

He is currently the senior independent director and remuneration committee chairman of the FTSE-250-listed food producer, Cranswick plc.  He is also non-executive chairman of the British Retail Consortium  and of Advantage Travel Centres.
 
Ian Burke, Rank's chairman, said Thursday that Esom's skills and experience will be a real asset to the Group.