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Directorate Change

Compass Group PLC (“Compass” or ‘the Company”) announces that Paul Walsh, Chairman, has indicated his intention to step down as Chairman and Director of the Company to focus on his other business interests. Paul will remain as Chairman until his successor is appointed and so will not seek re-election at the 2021 AGM. John Bason, Senior Independent Director, will lead the search.

Paul Walsh said:

“It has been a privilege to serve for the last 6 years as Chairman of Compass, which is a world-class business and a true British success story on the global stage. We have a strong and well-established Chief Executive in place and I will work to ensure a seamless transition to my successor as Chairman.”




Kate Postans, Simon Bielecki & Agatha Donnelly

+44 1932 573 000


Tim Danaher & Fiona Micallef-Eynaud, Brunswick

+44 2074 045 959




Note to Editors:

Compass Group PLC is the world's leading food service company, which generated annual revenues of £25.2 billion in the year to 30 September 2019. It operates in around 45 countries, employs and engages around 600,000 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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