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New CFO appointment at Compass Group UK & Ireland

Compass Group UK & Ireland has appointed Gareth Sharpe, as its new Chief Finance Officer.

Sharpe, who started his career with PwC, first in Assurance and then in Business Recovery Services, joins Compass from Tesco, where he most recently held the position as CFO for Asia. His nine-year career at Tesco included time in the UK retail business and dunnhumby before relocating to Bangkok in 2018 to become the Asia CFO where he played an integral role in the subsequent sale of Thailand and Malaysia in December 2020.

Commenting on his appointment Gareth said: “I am looking forward to starting with Compass Group UK & Ireland. Having worked in the food industry for many years, I am passionate about food and understand the complexities of the sector.  I am really pleased to have the opportunity to support Compass with its plans for growth as we emerge from the pandemic.”

Robin Mills, Managing Director, Compass Group UK & Ireland added: “I am delighted that Gareth is joining our team. He has an excellent understanding of the food industry and supply chain, so will be able to hit the ground running. He brings a strong track record of delivering results as well as a customer orientated approach.  I have no doubt he will be a great asset to our business as we work to rebuild following the impact of the Covid-pandemic. I am looking forward to working with him.”

Sharpe replaces Sarah Sergeant, who leaves after 13 years at Compass Group.

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