Wednesday, 16th August, 2017

YO! Sushi appoints new CFO

Iconic Japanese restaurant group YO! Sushi today announces that Andrew Campbell, Finance Director will be leaving the business. Andrew is being succeeded by Edward Knighton who was most recently Chief Financial Officer at Group.

Andrew, who over the last four years at YO! was instrumental to the restructuring following the acquisition of the group by Mayfair in November 2015, opening 12 new YO!s, setting up YO!’s US business and implemented two operating systems overhauls. Andrew is leaving YO! to pursue new opportunities in the leisure sector.

Edward Knighton, who was most recently CFO at Group, where he led the finance team for over two years through and beyond the acquisition by CBPE, and the subsequent refinancing this year. Before, Edward worked in a number of public and private-equity backed companies across a variety of scenarios including exits, acquisitions, refinancing and international expansions.

YO! CEO Robin Rowland said: “Andrew has been a key member of the team throughout the sale process, and the last eighteen months as we have reset the business with the new owners on board.
I’ve loved working with him and am sad to see him go. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”

“We’re excited to welcome Edward to the team, who has a wealth of relevant experience working in companies moving to the next stage of their development.”