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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

Eurest

Andrew Barry
Andrew Barry

Andrew Barry

Managing Director

Eurest

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 three children, 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.

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 currently resides in Bedfordshire and is passionate about skiing and anything that involves being on the water.

Chris Garside

Managing Director - Defence,

Education, Government Services & Offshore

Chris Garside
Chris Garside

Chris Garside

Managing Director - Defence,

Education, Government Services & Offshore

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

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

In July 2015 Chris took over responsibility for Chartwells, our education business. As the Managing Director of both Chartwells and ESS, Chris is able to ensure sharing of best practice and strategy across our public sector client teams.

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 lives in Cheshire with his wife Philippa and their three children and enjoys watching and playing sport; particularly football, rugby 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.

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.

James Boyle

Managing Director

Restaurant Associates

James Boyle
James Boyle

James Boyle

Managing Director

Restaurant Associates

James joined Compass in 2006 from Sodexo Prestige, where he was a Regional Director responsible for a number of visitor attractions and venues. Prior to this, he progressed through operational management roles at Sodexo and Gardner Merchant.

James has worked for Restaurant Associates throughout his career at Compass and has held a number of senior positions, most recently Business Excellence & Operations Director. In this role, he oversaw a portfolio of key client contracts and was also responsible for marketing, innovation, efficiency and corporate responsibility across the Restaurant Associates business.

James joined the UK & Ireland executive team in 2014, bringing a wealth of operational experience to his role as Managing Director, Restaurant Associates.

A keen traveller, James lives in London and enjoys its vibrant and constantly evolving culinary scene.

Louise Pilkington

Marketing Director

Louise Pilkington
Louise Pilkington

Louise Pilkington

Marketing Director

Louise joined Compass Group UK & Ireland in March 2015, taking up a newly created role as Consumer Marketing Director. In this role Louise is responsible for Insight and Innovation, leading the development of new consumer insight led concepts which deliver strong commercial results.

Prior to joining Compass, Louise had a long term consulting role as Global Innovation Projects Director at Costa, where she was responsible for food, beverage and store format innovation. Louise has also held Senior Brand Development and Marketing roles at Moet Hennessy, Diageo and P&G, both locally and globally.

An Aston University alumni with a BSc in Business (Marketing and Accounting), Louise is married to Neil and lives in Beaconsfield with their twins, Stan & Evie and two maine coons (large American cats) Bubble & Squeak. She loves to travel, run and eat, equally passionate about cooking and eating out, and likes cake a little too much.

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.

Audrey Foley

Managing Director

Compass Group Ireland

Audrey Foley
Audrey Foley

Audrey Foley

Managing Director

Compass Group Ireland

Audrey joined Compass Group in March 2015 as Business Director for our Compass Group Ireland business.

Promoted to Managing Director and joining the UK & Ireland Executive Team in January 2016, Audrey assumed overall responsibility for our Ireland business.

Prior to joining Compass, Audrey spent 15 years with Monsoon Accessorize. Starting part-time during college, Audrey progressed to the role of Area Manager for Ireland, a role she held for five years, before taking an Operations Director role at Paddy Power.

A background of delivering compelling and distinct brand offerings, with a steadfast customer focus, is a natural fit for Compass Group Ireland where Audrey strives to deliver creative solutions that exceed customer and client expectations.

Audrey is a University College Cork alumni, graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce and a Masters in Electronic Business and Commerce.

Coming from a hurling stronghold, Audrey is a proud supporter of Cork hurling as well as Irish and Munster rugby.  In her spare time she also likes to box and loves to read fiction. A Cork woman who lives in Dublin, Audrey feels lucky to call two cities with thriving and ever changing food cultures home.

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 25 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 47, married to Becky with three sons Dan, Sam and Alfie and lives in Worcestershire.

Fiona Humphreys

Chief Information Officer

Fiona Humphreys
Fiona Humphreys

Fiona Humphreys

Chief Information Officer

Fiona joined Compass Group UK & Ireland in 2014 as the Head of IT Demand. Fiona has been responsible for introducing IT Partnering to the company and one of her key roles is to collaborate internally to understand how technology can support the company’s business strategy.

Before joining Compass, Fiona worked for Bass Leisure Retail, M&B, Britvic Soft Drinks and RICS. She has held a number of senior leadership roles in IT including Head of Delivery and Head of Partnering & Planning.

Fiona lives in rural Worcestershire where she enjoys spending time with her husband Simon and two children. She likes to travel as much as possible, do gardening and spend time with her extended family and friends.

Caron Naylor

Director of Business Excellence

Caron Naylor
Caron Naylor

Caron Naylor

Director of Business Excellence

In her role as Director of Business Excellence for Compass Group UK & Ireland, Caron has responsibility for Health, Safety and Environment, Operational Excellence, Culinary Development, New Contract Mobilisations and Marketing the UK&I.

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

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!