UK & Ireland regional chairman role at Sodexo for Dublin-born Murray
February 16, 2016
Sodexo has announced that Dublin-born Neil Murray has been appointed Region Chair for Sodexo UK and Ireland.
Dublin-born Neil Murray has been named the first regional chairman for Sodexo UK and Ireland, part of Sodexo Group, the world’s largest services company.
Sodexo UK and Ireland is the company's third largest region in terms of turnover after the USA and France with 34,000 staff and over 1.8 billion euros in annual revenues for the last financial year.
Since autumn 2015 Sodexo has been structured with global segments and new regional leadership teams. Margot Slattery remains country president for Sodexo in Ireland and reports direct into Neil, who has a dual role as regional chairman and CEO for the Sodexo UK and Ireland's Corporate Services business.
Neil’s background is in engineering, he holds a mechanical engineering degree from Trinity College Dublin. He joined Sodexo in 2009 overseeing the corporate services business and the development of Sodexo’s IFM capability, in particular the integration of the Atkins asset management business which the company acquired in 2011.
Forty-one-year-old Murray has been with Sodexo for seven years and has played an important role in growing Sodexo's integrated facilities management business in the corporate sector. Under his leadership, Sodexo has grown significantly in the integrated FM market and in the provision of large global services contracts for blue-chip firms. Neil has played a critical role in ensuring that Sodexo develops and delivers services which improve quality of life for clients and customers.
Neil comments, “I am delighted and very proud to take on this new role within the Sodexo Group. Overseeing one of the Groups’ key regions is very exciting, and with the Republic and Northern Ireland business continuing to successfully grow under Margot’s excellent leadership I look forward to regular trips to see the team and to meet our clients as well as the chance to visit family who are still in Dublin.”