Aubaine, the London-based restaurant and patisserie concept, has appointed Nick Young as its new UK chief executive.

As reported by M&C Allegra Foodservice, Young has formerly worked for as operations director for Pizza Express and will be joining the company from Spirit Pub Company, where he worked as operations director – managed pubs.

The company said the appointment would allow Aubaine’s founder, Hani Nakkach, to focus on international expansion of the brand, which has just opened its first overseas store in Dubai, and launch a new casual concept in the UK.