Sodexo has appointed Philip Leigh as CEO of its healthcare division in the UK and Ireland.
The move follows the departure of Stuart Winters, who becomes CEO of Sodexo’s healthcare business in the US.
Leigh has extensive experience in the UK FM market and joins Sodexo from ISS, where he was CEO. He joins the Sodexo UK & Ireland regional leadership committee to assume responsibility for Sodexo’s healthcare business, including its nationwide Covid-19 test centre contract.
Sodexo healthcare works with the NHS and independent providers delivering services in acute hospitals, and home care as well as the national Covid testing programme. The company recently allied 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 infection prevention approach for hospitals.
Sean Haley, regional chair for Sodexo UK & Ireland said: “Philip… has vast experience in both the public and private sector and has a deep understanding of the facilities management industry and the impact the services our teams deliver every day has on the quality of life of everyone we serve.
“We thank Stuart for his leadership over the last few years, which has seen our healthcare business grow stronger.”
Leigh added: “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.”
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