Selfridges has appointed Mitchells & Butlers’ Brian Hannon to replace head of food departing Ewan Venters.

Hannon will join Selfridges on 29 October, two months after Venters leaves for his new post as Fortnum & Mason chief executive.

He has 19 years of experience at Mitchells & Butlers, most recently as divisional director for its London-based Metropolitan Pubs Division.

Meanwhile, Mark Raban has been promoted to finance director at Selfridges and sister company Brown Thomas. He has been interim group director of finance since joining Selfridges from Global Strategies Group in 2010.