Iain McMath, CEO
Iain joined Sodexo in 2002 and is responsible for the overall strategic direction of the company and oversees the UK investment and development. Iain has a wealth of experience in business strategy and Sales and Marketing, whilst working in a number of industries including aviation, motorsport and Government. He is delighted about the journey ahead following the acquisition back in 2014, from a period of brand endorsement to launching a broad range of products that add real value to businesses, employees and customers.
John Sylvester, UK Chairman and VP, International Marketing and Sales for Incentives and Recognition
John has been in the business for over 27 years and played a crucial role in assisting with the company’s transformation and to help realise the strategic benefits of being part of a large international group. John has extensive knowledge in developing, implementing and directing many large scale motivation, recognition and benefits programmes. He also sits on the Board of Directors of the IPM (Institute of Promotional Marketing) and is a recognised industry authority in the field of motivation. John is excited to see the one unified business come together and the international opportunities it will bring.
Marie Coumoul, CFO
Marie joined the UK team in 2014 after 15 years within Sodexo, both at HQ and subsidiary levels. She is responsible for the financial, legal and risk management operations of the company and the development of a financial and operational strategy. Marie brings over 18 years’ experience within finance management, audit, compliance and mergers and acquisitions. She looks forward to the opportunities that the acquisition has enabled for growth and being a more dynamic company.
Jamie Mackenzie, Director of Marketing
Jamie has been with Sodexo since 2013 and is responsible for the company strategy, proposition development, brand management and communications. He brings over 13 years of business and consumer marketing experience in senior roles within blue chip organisations. Jamie is excited about the positive impact to our existing and new customer base, that our combined knowledge and expertise will bring.
Yannick Saunier, Director of IT
Yannick joined Sodexo in 2014 and is responsible for IT development and infrastructure. He brings over 20 years of experience in designing and managing finance, sales and marketing IT systems, working for consulting and FMCG companies, before more recently joining the Sodexo Group in 2011. Yannick and his team play a key role in leading the company’s digital transformation, enabling the business to build new innovative solutions that transforms how clients engage with Sodexo.
Nicola Britovsek, Director of HR
Nicola joined the UK team in 2015 after 7 years with Sodexo Group in Scotland and Norway. She is responsible for all HR activity which includes HR and learning and development strategy, employee engagement and HR projects. She has over 14 years’ experience within HR, gained predominantly within private sector businesses within the UK and also internationally in Norway and Denmark. Nicola is excited about the talent within the combined business and the opportunities for employees to grow and develop as the company transitions.
David Lawson, Director of Operations and Service Delivery
David joined the business in 2005 and is responsible for Sodexo’s prepaid card, gift card, voucher and leisure travel products together with service delivery and also leads the businesses approach to partners and affiliates. He is a Chartered Accountant with a strong background in operational, commercial and financial management as well as mergers and acquisitions, gained through a variety of senior roles, with SMEs and quoted public limited companies in the UK and overseas. He is enthusiastic about company’s transformation and the opportunity to simplify operations and ultimately improve the service delivery to our customers.
Chris Baldwin, Director of Consumer Programmes
Chris has been with the business since 2014 and is responsible for promotional marketing including Sodexo’s cinema experiences, financial security, prize management and travel products. With experience in PR, risk management and client consultation, Chris believes in a collaborative client approach and is driven by innovative ways to support industry development. Following the acquisition, he looks forward to the creation of an entirely novel approach to consumer programmes which should change the way people engage with this sector of the industry.
James Malia, Director of Employee Benefits
James has been with the business since 2010 and is responsible for defining the overall strategy for the Employee Benefits segment and providing effective solutions to help companies attract top talent and maximise staff engagement. Before this he spent 12 years working in sales, training and senior management roles within the financial services industry. James sees the coming together of the businesses as a huge positive, with their knowledge, agility and passion united together to make a huge impact within the employee benefits sector.
Iain Thomson, Director of Incentives and Recognition
Iain joined the business in 2014 and is responsible for defining the overall strategy, sales growth and retention of the client portfolio for the Incentives and Recognition segment. He has an extensive background in channel marketing, consumer loyalty and incentive and recognition solutions within the hospitality, automotive, telecommunications, FMCG and financial industries. Iain looks forward to using the company’s collective expertise to deliver even more behaviour driven solutions that make a real difference to individuals and clients.
Alex Stenning, Director of Government Services
Alex has worked for Sodexo since 2000 and is responsible for the retention and growth of existing Government contracts and well as exploring and developing new business opportunities in the public sector. Alex has previously worked in a range of senior commercial and operational roles within the business, and is tremendously excited about exploring the scope and breadth of both knowledge and experience that Sodexo can now offer public bodies in a variety of different policy areas.