Strategy & Operations » Leadership & Management » Punch Taverns FD calls time

(Accountancy Age) The finance director of Punch Taverns will step down next month.

Phil Dutton will leave the board of the FTSE-100 pub operator at the company AGM on 17 December.

Dutton will officially leave the company on 31 March 2011.

Punch Taverns said it had kicked off a search for Dutton’s successor.

Ian Dyson, chief executive of Punch Taverns, said: “I would like to thank Phil for his contribution to Punch over the last three years during which time he played a key role as part of the board and management team. We wish him all the best for the future.”