27 February 2019 | Herpreet Kaur Grewal
Sodexo has announced the appointment of Julie Ennis as CEO for its corporate services business in the UK & Ireland from 1 March.
This follows the expansion of current CEO David Bailey's role to oversee Sodexo's corporate services business in North America.
Ennis joined Sodexo in February 2019 as managing director for Sodexo's corporate services business in Ireland.
She then assumed the role of country president from Margot Slattery in September 2019, following the latter's appointment as Sodexo's global diversity and inclusion officer.
Sodexo's corporate services business delivers a wide range of workplace and food services to clients, predominantly in the financial services, professional services, pharmaceutical and the fast-moving consumer goods sectors.
Over the past year Sodexo has enjoyed continued success in retaining existing clients and winning new contracts such as the recently announced five-year contract with Quilter. Other clients include Microsoft, Nestlé, Astra Zeneca, and Nomura.
In her new role, Ennis will continue in her role of country president for Ireland and represent Sodexo's corporate services business as a member of the UK and Ireland regional leadership committee.
Before joining Sodexo, Ennis held several senior management roles with the Bank of Ireland in sales, proposition development, strategy and operations.
She is a strong advocate of diversity and inclusion, having held roles on Bank of Ireland's LGBT+ and Gender Balance networks. She is an MBA graduate of the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School and a national council member of the executive institute.