Pret a Manger appoints chief people officer

Pret a MangerPret a Manger has announced that Ed Evans (pictured) will take over as chief people officer from Andrea Wareham, who will step down after 22 years at the end of this year.

Evans will join the coffee chain from Yum! Brands, where worked for nine years. He was also HR director at Taco Bell, and before that held HR roles in KFC US and KFC UK and Ireland.

Pano Christou, chief people officer at Pret a Manger, said: “After more than 22 years with Pret, Andrea Wareham has decided to leave the business. Put simply, Pret wouldn’t be the business it is today without Andrea’s hard work.

“Since joining Pret, Andrea has done an incredible amount to develop and establish our values and people practices, rising through the HR team to become our chief people officer. We wish her nothing but the best as she steps back to spend some more time with her family.

“Andrea will be here until the new year, but meanwhile, following an extensive search, we have appointed Ed Evans as our next chief people officer, starting from January 2023. We can’t wait to welcome him into the Pret family.”