25 January 2023; Vue International, the largest privately owned cinema operator in Europe, has appointed Stella David as its non-executive chair.
Stella David, who joins Vue International on 26 January 2023, brings considerable board expertise to the role, as well as her extensive executive experience leading and growing large consumer-facing businesses. In addition to her new role at Vue, David currently holds non-executive and independent director roles at Entain plc, Bacardi Ltd, Domino’s Pizza Group plc, and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. David has also held non-executive board positions with HomeServe plc and Nationwide Building Society. Previously, David was CEO at the family-owned spirits distiller and distributor WM Grant & Sons, overseeing core brands such as Glenfiddich, Balvenie and Grant’s Whisky, Hendrick’s Gin, Monkey Shoulder and Drambuie. David was also chair of C&J Clark Ltd and CEO of Bacardi-Martini Ltd.
Tim Richards, CEO and founder of Vue International said: "I’m delighted to welcome someone of Stella’s experience and calibre to the non-executive chair position at Vue. Stella has deep understanding of the consumer environment and a strong track record of delivering growth. This will be invaluable at this crucial moment for the business and our industry, and as we look to future opportunities.”
Stella David added: “This is a really exciting time to be joining Vue and I’m looking forward to working with Tim and the team as the business continues to rebuild from the impact of the pandemic. Over the past 18 months we’ve seen huge pent up demand for the cinema experience and – with lots of fantastic films set for release later this year – it’s a pivotal moment for the industry.”
Notes to editors: Vue International is Europe’s largest privately owned cinema operator spanning nine countries, 227 sites and 1,990 screens including: United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, Italy, Poland, Lithuania and Taiwan. From its inception in May 2003 Vue International has grown organically and through strategic acquisition to deliver a premium out-of-home entertainment experience by combining the best content, with the best technology in the best environment.