James Spragg, chief executive, Casual Dining Group

James Spragg

chief executive, Casual Dining Group

James will take part in the “Hot Topics” panel of industry leaders, who will debate the big issues impacting the restaurant sector, from rents and rates and the growth of delivery to how data is impacting menu innovation.


James took over as Chief Executive of the Casual Dining Group in May 2019. Previously he was Chief Operating Officer for the group, where he held responsibility for the Bella Italia, Café Rouge and Belgo brands, alongside leading group projects. A highly-experienced operator of restaurant businesses, James was previously Managing Director for Pizza Express and Strada, and held leadership positions at Scottish & Newcastle, TGI Friday’s and Whitbread.

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