Sodexo has announced the appointment of Gemma Lynch as Head of Business Development and Mark Hill becomes Director of Strategy and Transformation for its corporate services business in the UK and Ireland.
Lynch joined Sodexo’s business development team in 2018 and has played a key role in securing some major contracts for the corporate services business. Her experience includes ten years in operational roles across the corporate, healthcare and government sector as well as extensive sales experience where Lynch utilised her operational experience to practice solutioning bids.
Hill has worked for Sodexo for 15 years, he has held a broad range of roles across Europe and Asia, from operations, finance, marketing, business development, project management and strategy. Mark relocated to the UK & Ireland from Japan in November 2020. Hill’s role will see him lead the corporate services strategy focused on delivering Vital Spaces. He retains responsibility for digital and innovation which are key enablers of transformation within both Sodexo and its clients’ organisations.
In Japan, Hill had developed extensive experience of growth through partnerships with leading technology providers, as well as a clear understanding of the role that digitalisation plays in complex client transformations. He pioneered the development of the Twelve Pay platform with Dynamify which was initially deployed in Japan and launched in the UK last September.
Julie Ennis, CEO Corporate Services Sodexo UK & Ireland, said: “It is clear that the B2B and consumer landscape has changed considerably and we know the importance placed on us to help our clients create the right workplace environment and offer the right worklife services for their people.
“I look forward to working with Gemma and Mark as we continue to develop workplace and digital solutions through our Vital Spaces value proposition which will help us, and our clients, thrive, in both the short and long-term.”