Sodexo appoints new head of inclusion

Sodexo UK and Ireland has made Raj Jones its permanent head of diversity and inclusion. She started her career with Sodexo in 2007, taking on a role in learning and development for the justice part of the business before moving to a secondment with the central diversity and inclusion (D&I) team.

In 2019, Jones was promoted to diversity and inclusion manager and has led the function since spring 2020 on an interim basis. In addition, she was appointed to the race and equality in HTL Committee in 2020.

Sarah Perry, Sodexo’s HR director UK and Ireland, said: “Raj is a strong advocate for grassroots involvement with a firm belief there is more that unites people than divides. I look forward to working with her and her team in supporting the agenda for D&I and wish her every success in this next step of her Sodexo journey.”

Jones added: “I am really pleased to be appointed, having led the function on an interim basis since last year. Sodexo is an employer that really sees the value of inclusion in the workplace, and has a strong desire, and commitment, to achieving sustainable positive culture change.”

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