Woodhouse takes CEO spot at Gondola

UK buyout shop Cinven has appointed Chris Woodhouse chairman and chief executive of Gondola, owner of PizzaExpress, which the firm acquired in October for Pounds 559m ($1.1 billion), according to The Financial Times. Woodhouse, 45, joins from Debenhams, where he was finance director; he earlier was chief executive of Homebase. www.cinven.com