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Compass Group PLC Director Change

Compass Group today announces that Johnny Thomson is standing down from his role as Group Finance Director.

Johnny will leave by the end of December and the search for a successor will be started immediately.

Paul Walsh, Compass Group’s Chairman, said:

"We are very grateful to Johnny for his significant contribution to Compass over the last 9 years and wish him all the very best for the future.”

Dominic Blakemore, Chief Executive Officer, said:

“Johnny has played a critical role in Compass’ success, both managing regions of our Group and as Group Finance Director, and he leaves the business in strong financial health. I wish Johnny well and thank him for his contribution to the business.”

This announcement contains inside information.


Sandra Moura

+44 (0) 1932 573000

Gordon Simpson, Finsbury +44 (0) 207 251 3801




Note to Editors

About Compass Group

Notes to Editors: Compass Group PLC is the world's leading food service company, which generated annual revenues of £22.6 billion in the year to 30 September 2017.  It operates in around 50 countries, employs over 550,000 people and serves over 5.5 billion meals a year. The Company specialises in providing food and a range of support services across the core sectors of Business & Industry, Healthcare & Seniors, Education, Sports & Leisure and Defence, Offshore & Remote, with an established brand portfolio.

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