Lexington appoints new managing director

It has been announced that Matt Wood will join Lexington as managing director on 5th January. He will replace Julia Edmonds who has been promoted into the role of corporate business development director for Elior, as well as being non-executive chair of Lexington.

Wood joins Lexington from his previous role as MD of Health Management Ltd, one of the UK’s largest occupational health and wellbeing companies. Prior to this, he was head of operations and then head of strategic partnerships for Restaurant Associates.

Wood says he has exciting plans to transition the business into a new phase of growth, which will harness the sector expertise of Lexington Catering; Lexington Independents and Lexington Reception Services. The aim is to provide “unparalleled levels of service”.

“I can’t wait to re-join the industry I love and be at the helm of a business I have always admired,” said Wood. “My passion is in people development and I’m thrilled to have had the opportunity to engage with people in this role throughout my career. I’m looking forward to taking this agenda forward, moving Lexington onwards and upwards in its next stage of growth.”

Edmonds added: “I, along with the wider Lexington team, am excited to welcome Matt, who brings experience from his work in the hospitality sector and his most recent role working with clients who share a similar culture and values. As a real foodie, he is determined to a make a positive impact in the midst of these difficult times and I know that Lexington will flourish under his leadership."

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