Compass Group UK & Ireland recently announced that Matt Thomas will be joining its UK&I executive team as managing director of RA Group, a collection of specialist food and guest services companies including Restaurant Associates, Rapport and RA Venues.
Thomas will begin the role on the 4th January 2021 after holding senior positions at WSH for more than a decade. Most recently he was managing director of Searcys.
Robin Mills, managing director of Compass Group UK and Ireland, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Matt and are excited about what lies ahead. We look forward to Matt’s leadership and creativity in building RA Group for the future, and his contribution to the future path for Compass Group UK&I.”
Thomas added: “I am delighted to joining the Compass Group UK and Ireland leadership team, at the helm of the RA Group. Their collective enthusiasm for what they do and their desire to think differently is nothing short of inspirational. I admire what the RA Group stands for, its strong heritage and relentless pursuit of excellence.”
Thomas will be taking over from Alice Woodwark, who is moving on from Compass Group after seven successful years in senior strategic and management roles.