John Forrest – Chief Operating Officer, Premier Inn

John joined the Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants Management Board in March 2011, when he was appointed

Chief Operating Officer for Premier Inn.

John joined Whitbread in August 2007 as Business Development Director for Whitbread Hotels and Restaurants

to lead the growth programme for Premier Inn. He was promoted to Brand Operations Director for Table Table,

our combined Premier Inn and Pub Restaurant business, in 2009.

John began his career at Marks and Spencer before moving to senior operational roles at The Body Shop and The

Cooperative Group.