Alan Jackson

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Alan Jackson is the non-executive chairman of The Restaurant Group and of software developers Playtech.


Jackson has 30 years experience in the leisure industry having joined Whitbread in 1973. As managing director of the Whitbread restaurant division he was responsible for the creation and development of the Beefeater, Travel Inn and TGI Friday brands and was responsible for the company's international restaurant development.

In 1991 he left Whitbread to start his company, Inn Business Group plc which was acquired by Punch Taverns plc in 1999.

He became executive chairman of The Restaurant Group in 2001 and non-executive chairman in 2006.

He was appointed to the board of Playtech in 2006 and made chairman in 2013. He is also deputy chairman and senior non-executive director at Redrow plc.[1]

Letter to the Telegraph

On 1 April 2015 Jackson was one of 103 business leaders who wrote to the Telegraph praising the British Conservative Party's economic policies and claiming a Labour government would 'threaten jobs and deter investment' in the UK.[2]


  1. Playtech Board and governance, accessed 3 April 2015.
  2. Peter Dominiczak, 100 business chiefs: Labour threatens Britain's recovery, Telegraph, 3 April 2015.