Sodexo has appointed Adrian Evans to the newly created role of Food Transformation Director for its corporate services business in the UK and Ireland.
Evans, who has worked in the foodservice industry for over 28 years believes that foodservice providers have an “important role to play in changing the way workplace dining is delivered”, and will use his extensive industry experience combined with the insights Sodexo has gathered to develop food experiences for its clients in the corporate services market which will positively impact on the workplace environment and productivity.
For the last nine years Evans led the operations for Google’s food programme across Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.
Speaking about his appointment, Evans said: “I am delighted to be joining Sodexo at time when we are seeing workplace strategy becoming more and more important to clients and to the success of their businesses.
“Our clients’ employees are our customers and it is important that we understand their ‘customer journey’ in the workplace. This could be around their health and wellbeing, the ambience and environment, all of these elements have an impact on employee engagement and their productivity and it’s up to us to make sure the foodservice offer supports their workplace strategies.”
Andrew Wilkinson, Marketing Director for corporate services UK & Ireland, commented: “It is an exciting time, the workplace and how we all work is changing rapidly and at Sodexo we are embracing this change. Adrian is great addition to our team. His experience, particularly at Google, will undoubtedly help us to develop and deliver innovative solutions to take to our clients to demonstrate how we can work in partnership with them to maximise their work space and create the right environment for their employees to thrive and their business to succeed.”