Restaurants Canada appoints Kelly Higginson as new president and CEO
Former president and CEO, Christian Buhagiar, who joined RC in 2022, has departed from the organization..
Restaurants Canada has appointed Kelly Higginson as new president and CEO, effective immediately. The news is also accompanied by the announcement that former president and CEO, Christian Buhagiar, who joined RC in 2022, has departed the organization.
“It is truly an honour to be taking on this role. It would not be an exaggeration to say that to restore stability and predictability to our sector’s business environment.”
Higginson takes on the role of president and CEO after serving the organization as chief operating officer since 2022. Prior to this, she served as the executive vice president of operations at The CFW Group, leading operational strategy for North American hospitality brands like ki modern japanese + bar, The Shore Club and Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House.
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