Zoe Bowley has been a member of Pizza Express senior management since 2011, predominantly as COO and Managing Director UK & Ireland. In December 2020 her role was expanded to include responsibility for PizzaExpress globally and she was appointed to the Board.
Her career in the food and leisure industries started in 1994, when she gained a place as a graduate trainee/area manager at Allied Domecq. Four years later, Zoe joined Whitbread, where she held various positions, including operations director of Café Rouge, operations director of David Lloyd Leisure and human resources director of the restaurant’s division. Over the 10 years in Whitbread she also worked in strategic projects division for 18 months working across the whole group.
In 2009, she joined Weightwatchers as the Vice-President of UK Operations for a year, before joining PizzaExpress as PizzaExpress’ London regional director.
Zoe holds a BA (Hons) degree in Business Studies from Oxford Brookes University.