11 February 2021
Appointment of Independent Director
The Board of Restaurant Brands New Zealand Limited has appointed Maria Elena (Malena) Pato-Castel as a non-executive director of the company with effect from 1 April 2021.
The Board has determined that Malena is an independent director for the purposes of the NZX Listing Rules.
Malena brings to the board of Restaurant Brands over 30 years of experience in the consumer goods and restaurant industries, most recently spending nine years at AmRest Holdings SE where she retired in 2020 as Chief Proprietary Brands Officer.
Malena served on the board of various Yum! Brands subsidiaries that operated Pizza Hut and KFC stores in Spain and has extensive experience as an owner/operator of KFC branded restaurants in Europe.
Based in Spain, Malena holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management from the ICADE School of Business and Economics.