HUMAN RESOURCES | Staff Reporter, UK

YO! Sushi's Finance Director steps down

Andrew Campbell will be succeeded by Edward Knighton.

Japanese restaurant group YO! Sushi announces that Andrew Campbell, finance director, will be leaving the business. Campbell is being succeeded by Edward Knighton, former chief financial officer at Group.

Campbell was instrumental to the restructuration following the acquisition of the group by Mayfair in November 2015, with the opening of 12 new stores, setting up the US business, and implementing two operating systems overhauls over the last four years. Campbell is leaving YO! to pursue new opportunities in the leisure sector.

Edward Knighton was 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."

Photo credit: YO!Company

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