Two in at Sodexo education

Sodexo has announced two new senior education appointments. Philip Smith has joined as CEO for its schools and universities business in the UK and Ireland, while Steve Hawkins has been made managing director for schools. 

Both have worked for a number of years in various senior roles. Smith joined in 2008, Hawkins in 2013, and both are committed to developing Sodexo’s services to deliver experiences that help children and young people achieve their potential.

Smith said: “This is an exciting new chapter. Recent investments in talent and new key initiatives will help take our offer in bold, exciting new directions – keeping pace with evolving tastes, embracing the latest food and technology trends, and putting sustainability high on the agenda.

“I’m excited to lead Sodexo’s talented and dedicated schools and universities team. I’m looking forward to partnering more closely with our clients to help children and young people achieve their potential.” 

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