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Craveable Brands appoints Karen Bozic as new CEO

Brett Houldin is set to step down effective 29 November.

Former Caltex general manager Karen Bozic is slated to replace Brett Houldin as Craveable Brands Group CEO effective 9 December, the company announced.

The operator, which runs the Red Rooster, Oporto and Chicken Treat brands, says Houldin will step down by 29 November.

“I look forward to working with our restaurant teams and partners in ensuring craveable brands. continues to deliver a fantastic experience for our customers and is a great business for our partners and team,” Bozic said in a statement.

Prior to her incoming role, Bozic also has experience working for Woolworths, Big W and Rebel Sport. She also has an extensive background in operations, strategy, and finance.

Meanwhile, Houldin’s resignation came following the group’s turnover to new owner PAG Asia Capital last July and transition to become a “fully-franchised model”.

“Our brands are in a position of strength and this is the ideal time to hand over leadership to effectively implement our strategy and take advantage of the market opportunities ahead,” Houldin said.

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