Vue Entertainment International has appointed Alison Cornwell as its chief financial officer.

She takes the post immediately. Alan McNair, the former CFO, will continue to work alongside CEO Tim Richards as deputy CEO.

She had been CFO of Alliance Films, Sparrowhawk Media and spent several years at Disney’s international TV business. She is also on the BFI’s board of governors.

Commenting on the appointment, Richards and McNair said: “We are both absolutely delighted to have attracted such a highly respected CFO to Vue. This senior appointment will not only enhance our talented executive team, but it will also allow us to personally increase our efforts to deliver on our strategic plan of acquiring the highest quality assets in the UK and continental Europe combined with organic growth through new openings and the implementation of other key initiatives.”

Cornwell added, “I’m thrilled to be joining one of the fastest growing and most dynamic entertainment companies in Europe who share an exciting long term vision for further growth and development. With years of experience in TV and film distribution I’m looking forward to bringing my expertise and knowledge into the exhibition and entertainment arena.”