New MD for Foodbuy

Compass Group UK and Ireland recently announced the appointment of Karl Atkins as the new managing director of Foodbuy. He has been with Foodbuy for the past three years in the chief operating officer role.

Atkins previously held commercial leadership roles with Coca-Cola European Partners and Britvic, after six years with Compass covering sourcing and category management leadership roles. He replaces Ian Murphy who left the business in April 2022. 

Robin Mills, managing director of Compass Group UK and Ireland, said: “Karl has a great knowledge of both Compass and Foodbuy and brings an excellent track record in purchasing and supply chain. In light of the economic environment we are operating in, Foodbuy has never been more important to our business.”

Atkins added: “I am excited to lead our growth agenda to unlock more added value opportunities for new clients. We have a great supplier community and I am looking forward to working with them, not only in relation to identifying great products, but also with the delivery of more sustainable solutions.”

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