James Boyle appointed as new MD for Restaurant Associates

James Boyle has been appointed Managing Director of Restaurant Associates, the executive dining division of Compass Group UK & Ireland.

Boyle was previously Business Excellence Director for Restaurant Associates, responsible for marketing, business excellence and innovation, as well as a portfolio of client contracts. He has spent more than 20 years in the catering and hospitality sector, working for Sodexo in a variety of operational roles before joining Restaurant Associates in 2006 as Operations Manager.

Boyle succeeds Andy Harris, who led the business for more than three years. Harris is moving to a role in Compass Group PLC, working on a range of B&I projects as part of the Group Market Development team.

Boyle will report to Dennis Hogan, Managing Director of Compass Group UK & Ireland.