Batchelor, who was previously chief executive of Domino’s Pizza Group between 2011 to 2014, replaces Martin Robinson, who is stepping down from the board and his role as chair after six years.
“We look forward to welcoming Lance to Burger King UK as we continue to deliver against our ambitious growth plans,” says Alasdair Murdoch, CEO of Burger King UK.
“Lance brings with him extensive experience in the consumer and hospitality sector as well as a strong background in digital and marketing. We are excited about how these experiences and perspectives will help the business continue to grow and improve.”
Batchelor is currently chair of AI-powered marketing platform Ometria and digital health monitoring business Appello. He is also a non-executive director of the Royal Navy.
As chief executive of Domino’s, he was credited with steering the business’ franchise model, overseeing its digitalisation strategy, and enhancing its customer proposition.
Following this, he was CEO of Saga for six years between 2014 and 2020.
“Burger King UK is a fantastic and well-established brand with a dynamic and diversified business model, strong product offering and clear strategy for growth,” says Batchelor, commenting on his new position.
“I am fully committed to supporting Alasdair and the BKUK team to deliver against its strategy and am excited about the opportunities across the business.”