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New Sodexo CEO for corporate services business in UK & Ireland

Sodexo has announced the appointment of Julie Ennis as CEO for its corporate services business in the UK & Ireland from 1 March, following the expansion of current CEO David Bailey’s role to oversee Sodexo’s corporate services business in North America.

Ennis joined Sodexo in February 2019 as managing director for Sodexo’s corporate services business in Ireland. She then assumed the role of Country President from Margot Slattery in September 2019 following her appointment as global diversity and inclusion officer for Sodexo.

Sodexo’s corporate services business delivers a wide range of workplace and food services to clients in predominantly the financial services, professional services, pharmaceutical and FMCG sectors.

Over the last year Sodexo has enjoyed continued success in retaining existing clients and winning new contracts such as the recently announced five-year contract with Quilter. Clients include: Microsoft, Nestlé, Astra Zeneca and Nomura.

In her new role, Ennis will continue in her role of Country President for Ireland and represent Sodexo’s corporate services business as a member of the UK and Ireland Regional Leadership Committee.

David Bailey, CEO Corporate Services Noram and UK & Ireland, said, “I am delighted to be handing over the leadership of the UK & Ireland business to Julie. Over the last year Julie has proved herself to be a strong leader with our teams in Ireland, she has set out a new strategy for our business there and has delivered strong results.”

Prior to joining Sodexo, Ennis held numerous senior management roles with Bank of Ireland in sales, proposition development, strategy and operations.

She is a strong advocate of diversity amd inclusion, having held roles on Bank of Ireland’s LGBT+ and Gender Balance networks. She is an MBA graduate of the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School and a National Council member of the Executive Institute.