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Chris Garside appointed Managing Director for Compass Group UK & Ireland

Chris Garside appointed Managing Director for Compass Group UK & Ireland

Chris Garside has been appointed as managing director for Compass Group UK & Ireland.

Garside, currently managing director – ESS and Chartwells, will replace Dennis Hogan.
Hogan will return to the United States to take on the role of CEO of Foodbuy, replacing Tony Shearer who will be retiring in 2018.

Garside will report into Dominic Blakemore who, as announced recently, becomes Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Compass Group PLC.

During the transition period Garside will continue to manage ESS, whilst Richard Taylor, currently COO of Chartwells, will become Managing Director – Chartwells.

Blakemore said: “I’d like to thank Dennis for the exceptional contribution he’s made to our UK & Ireland business over the last four years. Dennis’ focus on driving sustainable growth has put the business on a strong footing and I’m delighted that Chris will be leading our UK & Ireland team in the next stage of its journey. I’d like to congratulate Chris, Dennis and Richard on their new appointments.”