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Our executive team

Dennis Hogan

Managing Director

Compass Group UK & Ireland

Dennis Hogan
Dennis Hogan

Dennis Hogan

Managing Director

Compass Group UK & Ireland

Dennis joined the UK & Ireland business in January 2014 from Compass Group North America, where he ran a number of our businesses. Working with Compass for over 17 years, he has held a range of operational and finance roles. Most recently, Dennis was CEO of Canteen Vending Services for Compass Group North America.

Prior to joining Compass Group in 1996, Dennis was the Chief Financial Officer for a retail start-up venture in Washington, DC. He also worked on strategic planning and product management for American companies MCI Telecommunications and Digital Equipment Corporation.

Dennis earned a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from James Madison University and also received a master’s degree in finance from the University of Illinois. In 1998, he completed and passed the CPA (Certified Public Accountant) exam.
 
A keen runner with a passion for travelling, Dennis is married with four children and lives in Richmond.

Andrew Barry

Managing Director

Instore and Eurest Services - Foodservice

Andrew Barry
Andrew Barry

Andrew Barry

Managing Director

Instore and Eurest Services - Foodservice

Andy has spent 10 years of his career at Compass, with roles which have included B&I Business Director and Finance Director for Compass' public sector businesses; healthcare, education, defence, police and prisons.

Prior to joining Compass Group UK & Ireland, Andy was the Chief Operating Office for Sitel, the fourth largest global business process outsourcing (BPO) company in the world. His background is as a Chartered Accountant, qualifying with PricewaterhouseCoopers working both in the UK and Canada as a specialist in the media industry.

Andy is married with two children, one boy and one girl, and lives in Camberley, Surrey. Andy is a FA Qualified Football Coach, and Coach and Club Treasurer for an U10 football team. His other interests include golf, cricket, skiing and travelling.

Andy Harris

Managing Director

Restaurant Associates

Andy Harris
Andy Harris

Andy Harris

Managing Director

Restaurant Associates

Andy joined Compass in November 1995 following five years at Sutcliffe Catering and previously five years with Allied Breweries.

Andy has enjoyed a fast moving career with Compass UK & Ireland, moving from a Sales Director role in the Midlands to becoming Managing Director for Eurest in a regional role, followed by positions as MD Eurest England & Wales and subsequently a period as MD for a £400m turnover National Accounts business.

Andy joined the UK&I executive team in 2008 as Sales & Retention Director, responsible for driving net growth and led the significant turnaround in the UK's Net Growth position, driven in particular by a change in culture to recognise the importance of retention. The adoption of global best practice delivered a step change in our retention outcome, helping the UK business to continue to trade strongly during a period of tough economic challenges.

He returned to operations in March 2011 and as a passionate lover of food, was thrilled to take up his current role as Managing Director, Restaurant Associates.

Andy is married with two children and is a competitive sportsman - an ex-footballer, keen golfer, occasional triathlete and regular attendee at his local gym as he fights to combat the effects of the wonderful culinary experience enjoyed by all who work with Restaurant Associates - "It's tough work, but someone's got to do it," he says!

Carol Hudson

Retention Director

Carol Hudson
Carol Hudson

Carol Hudson

Retention Director

Carol has over 30 years of operational and sales experience across the foodservice industry and has worked for Compass for 15 years in both USA and UK.

Prior to joining Compass Group in 1998, Carol spent 12 years with Gardner Merchant where she gained her operational experience from the roots up. Leaving as an Operations Director in 1991 she joined an independent consultancy company for seven years, where she gained an insight and client perspective that is vitally important in her current role as Retention Director for Compass Group UK and Ireland.

Since returning to the UK from the USA in June 2011 Carol has been working to strengthen the focus on our clients and the things that are most important to them.

Carol lives in Sherfield on Loddon and is passionate about skiing and anything that involves being on the water.

Caron Naylor

Director of Business Excellence

Caron Naylor
Caron Naylor

Caron Naylor

Director of Business Excellence

Caron joined Compass in 1982 through the Compass Graduate Training Scheme. Caron's career progressed through operational management roles in the Business and Industry (B&I) sector, leading to the role of Business Director for B&I East region. She has also undertaken functional roles in training, commercial, quality services and sales. More recently, as Managing Director for Instore, Caron developed a clear proposition and brand for the retail market - a discreet capable food service operation that has successfully forged an outstanding relationship with many of the UK's leading retailer groups. In her role as Director of Business Excellence for Compass Group UK & Ireland, Caron has responsibility for the review of our approach to operational excellence across all sectors and developing and embedding our cultural engagement programmes.

Caron lives in Leicestershire, is married to James and has two grown up children - Jaime and Ian. She enjoys sport, gardening, travelling and entertaining.

Chris Garside

Managing Director - Defence,

Government, Offshore & Remote

Chris Garside
Chris Garside

Chris Garside

Managing Director - Defence,

Government, Offshore & Remote

Chris joined Compass Group in June 2009 as Business Director of ESS Support Services Worldwide, our Defence and Government Services business.

Promoted to Managing Director joining the UK&I Executive Committee in April 2010, Chris assumed additional responsibility for the Offshore and Remote Markets.

During his short tenure, Chris has been instrumental in the restructuring, development and future strategy of this critical Compass division. By engenderig a dedication to Choice, Value and Wellbeing via ESS's Lifestyle brand, Chris has evolved our approach and focus on customer service thus achieving demonstrably improved client and consumer relationships across the sector. He has also energised employee commitment and loyalty through improving team behaviours, by strengthening emphasis on our core values and putting our management promises to our colleagues into practice.

Prior to joining Compass, Chris held a variety of senior appointments in the retail industry with Dixon Stores Group, and Kesa Group under the Comet brand, acquiring knowledge and experience throughout the United Kingdom, France and United States.

Chris enjoys spending time with his family and lives in Cheshire with his wife Philippa and their three children. Chris loves watching and playing sport; particularly football, rugby, motor sport and tennis.

Colin Bailey

Managing Director

Sport, Leisure & Hospitality

Colin Bailey
Colin Bailey

Colin Bailey

Managing Director

Sport, Leisure & Hospitality

Colin joined Compass in 2010 as Managing Director of Jockey Club Catering within Sports, Leisure and Hospitality. Colin was then given responsibility for Lime Venue Portfolio, its specialist events business during 2011 and subsequently given the additional role of Business Director of the Leisure Division.

A graduate in Business and Finance, Colin gained his accountancy qualification (CIMA) whilst working at Greenalls Group PLC, where he was later made Finance Director of its £150m turnover wines and off-license business. Several senior commercial and operational roles followed in the hotels, pubs and restaurants sector of the company.

Following this, Colin joined the De Vere Group Executive in early 2000, initially as Group Director of Business Change, and then as Managing Director for Village Hotels and Leisure, during which time the division more than doubled in size and profitability. Colin then held roles as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Group Operations Director for other hotel and conference companies, before joining Compass.

Married, with two daughters, Colin enjoys spending time with his family, travelling, swimming and watching all kinds of sports - especially football, cricket and rugby league.

Fiacra Nagle

Managing Director,

Compass Group Ireland

Fiacra Nagle
Fiacra Nagle

Fiacra Nagle

Managing Director,

Compass Group Ireland

Fiacra joined the Compass business in March 2011, as Managing Director for Compass Group Ireland. He has international management experience across a range of business sectors including banking, foodservice, retail and franchising. Prior to joining Compass Group UK & Ireland Fiacra was Commercial Director of The ODC Group in the UK, owners of the UK's two largest on-demand printing brands: Prontaprint and Kall Kwik.

Until 2008 Fiacra was CEO of O'Brien's Sandwich Bars, a business which has proved invaluable to him in terms of his understanding of the Irish foodservice landscape and the business network which surrounds it. While at O'Brien's, he oversaw the growth of the company into Ireland's leading branded franchise business with 300 stores worldwide.

Prior to O'Brien's, Fiacra spent 15 years in international banking and project finance, latterly as Head of Telecom Finance for KBC Bank.

Fiona Ryland

HR Director

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Fiona Ryland
Fiona Ryland

Fiona Ryland

HR Director

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Fiona joined Compass in November 2008 following five years in HR Operations at Comet. Prior to this, Fiona had worked at retailers including Dixons, Asda and Safeway in operational roles. Since joining Compass, Fiona has looked after numerous parts of the business including managing the HR Shared Services and most recently supporting the Business & Industry sectors.

In February 2013 Fiona was appointed as HR Director for Compass Group UK & Ireland, bringing her wealth of experience to the exec table. As a passionate people person, Fiona likes nothing more than meeting colleagues and clients throughout the business and cites seeing people grow and develop themselves and their careers as the most rewarding part of her role.

A Bath University alumni with a BEng in Chemical Engineering, Fiona is married to Anthony, loves to travel (having recently trekked in Nepal) and is an avid Leyton Orient FC supporter.

Oliver Cock

Managing Director

Commercial

Oliver Cock
Oliver Cock

Oliver Cock

Managing Director

Commercial

Oliver joined the Compass Group UK & Ireland business In May 2011, as Managing Director for Commercial.

Oliver joined Compass Group PLC in 2009 as Group Procurement Director, responsible for establishing and delivering the Group's functional procurement agenda. Since joining he has overseen the development of a new approach to procurement at Group and country level, and driven the development of strategies for Compass' key areas of global expenditure.

Prior to joining Compass, Oliver spent 11 years with Diageo PLC, initially managing global categories, managing the procurement operations in North and South America, and latterly in Europe and Africa. He was also responsible for innovation procurement globally. Previous to this, he held senior roles with Deloitte and the NHS.

Oliver lives in Berkshire with his wife Karen and their two daughters, Ella and Georgia. He is a keen sportsman and lifelong supporter of Southampton FC.

Paul Galvin

Finance Director

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Paul Galvin
Paul Galvin

Paul Galvin

Finance Director

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Having trained with the Ministry of Defence, Paul joined Compass in 1990. In his 20 years with the company, Paul has gained wide experience with roles in finance, operations, IT and commercial.

In his early career with Compass, Paul undertook a number of finance roles, both at the central office in Birmingham and out in the operating businesses in Bristol and then Cardiff. This was followed by a period working in IT on a number of significant projects.

Following the merger of Compass and Granada in 2000, Paul became Finance Director of Medirest and was part of the team that established Compass in the PFI market. This was followed by a period in the Commercial team as both Finance Director and Commercial Director for Specialist Markets. Most recently Paul has been Finance Director for Specialist Markets and Finance Director - UK Operations.
This breadth of experience and understanding of Compass in the UK will help Paul support the company through this transition period.

Paul is 43, married to Becky with three sons Dan, Sam and Alfie and lives in Worcestershire.

Robin Mills

Managing Director

Chartwells

Robin Mills
Robin Mills

Robin Mills

Managing Director

Chartwells

Robin was appointed as Managing Director for Chartwells in May 2011 after three years as Human Resource Director for Compass Group UK & Ireland.

In his time as HR Director, Robin developed a commercially accountable, highly experienced HR team who delivered key initiatives to benefit Compass' 50,000 employees. These included the award-winning induction programme, new and innovative training solutions for our managers and a greater focus on externally recognised qualifications such as Apprenticeships and NVQs.

Robin joined Compass from Woolworths Group in April 2008. Previous to this, he held senior operational and functional roles with Kingfisher, Diageo, and Scottish and Newcastle PLC. His diverse experience across differing markets brings a fresh and innovative approach to the Chartwells' business.

Robin is married with four children; Arran, Ruby, Johnny and Olivia.

Steve Cenci

Managing Director

Healthcare

Steve Cenci
Steve Cenci

Steve Cenci

Managing Director

Healthcare

Steven Cenci joined Medirest in January 2002 after a 15 year career with Group 4 where he held a number of senior appointments, latterly that of Operations Director and before that, Technical Director. The latter carried a brief for introducing innovations aimed at driving up levels of customer satisfaction and for the development of ongoing service improvement initiatives. He spent the first six years in a sales role ending as National Sales Manager for manned services.

Steven has wide ranging B2B UK contract services experience with both the large blue chip commercial and government sectors and has also worked within PFI teams.
He is currently Chairman of the British Services Association Healthcare Committee which acts on behalf of most private sector organisations that deliver facilities services into Healthcare. He also chairs the International Compass Healthcare food Forum designed to exchange global best practice from over 27 countries delivering Healthcare facilities services.

Steven is married to Julie and has three sons. He has an MBA from Hull University and is a keen club badminton player. Of Italian roots, he speaks Italian and travels often to Italy (where two of his three sisters live) enjoying both the food and weather as often as possible!

Steve Davies

Managing Director

Support Services

Steve Davies
Steve Davies

Steve Davies

Managing Director

Support Services

Steve joined Compass Group UK & Ireland in 2010 as MD of Support Services. Previous to this, Steve worked for Reliance Facilities Management as Operations Director. This role included a two-year secondment as Transition Director on their joint venture company with BT known as Monteray.

Steve graduated with a BSc in Sports Science from Manchester Metropolitan University and went straight into local government as a sports coach at a leisure centre, beginning an 11 year career across four public sector leisure departments culminating in a position of Chief Officer of his own Department.

Steve is married to Julia and has a son called Alex. He has been a member of Mensa since 1988 and is now a Fellow of the Institute of Directors. Still an active sportsman, Steve plays for the Surrey over 45's Badminton team