Compass Group PLC announces that Andrew Martin, Chief Operating Officer for Europe and Japan, will step down from the Board on 1 December 2015 and that Dominic Blakemore, currently Group Finance Director, will become the Chief Operating Officer for Europe, including Turkey, from that date. On the same day Johnny Thomson, who is currently Regional Managing Director of the Group’s Latin American business, will become Group Finance Director and will join the Board as an Executive Director.
Richard Cousins, Chief Executive Officer, said:
“Andy was Group Finance Director from 2004 to 2012 and played a key role in returning the Group to a strong and sustainable position. He then became Chief Operating Officer for Europe and Japan, and has expertly guided the business through a significant restructuring since 2012. This has resulted in a strong improvement in overall performance and an encouraging return to organic growth. Andy has agreed to provide support to Dominic until the end of the calendar year. The Board recognises Andy’s exceptional contribution to the Group and wishes him well for his future endeavours. The Board is also delighted to welcome Johnny Thomson as an Executive Director to succeed Dominic Blakemore.”
There are no matters which require disclosure in respect of Mr Thomson in accordance with LR9.6.13 (2) to (6).