Leigh has extensive experience in the UK FM market and joins Sodexo from ISS where he was Chief Operating Officer.
In his new role Leigh joins the Sodexo UK & Ireland regional leadership committee and assumes responsibility for Sodexo’s healthcare business.
Sodexo healthcare works with the NHS and independent providers delivering services in acute hospitals, home care as well as the national Covid testing programme.
The company recently partnered with the Infection Prevention Society (IPS) and Tork to introduce a new Environment, Cleaning and Decontamination (ECD) programme to support infection prevention practitioners tackle the spread of healthcare infections, and has launched Protecta, an improved, evidence-based infection prevention approach for hospitals.
Speaking about his new role, Leigh said: “I am joining Sodexo at an exciting time with many strategic opportunities on offer within the healthcare sector for Sodexo to demonstrate its value through its scale, capabilities and both regional and global expertise. I look forward to working with our frontline teams and clients to continue to deliver excellence for our stakeholders.”
The appointment follows the departure of Stuart Winters who has been appointed CEO for Sodexo’s healthcare business in the US.
“We thank Stuart for his leadership over the last few years which has seen our healthcare business grow stronger. I look forward to seeing the business develop and innovate further with Philip as its leader.”