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Restaurant Associates Announces New Managing Director

05 April 2018 / by Compass Group PLC (author) / Chertsey
Restaurant Associates' new managing director, Alice Woodwark. (photo: Compass Group (UK & Ireland))
Restaurant Associates' new managing director, Alice Woodwark. / (photo: Compass Group (UK & Ireland))

Alice Woodwark has been appointed Managing Director of Restaurant Associates, the fine-dining experience provider that is part of Compass Group (UK & Ireland).


Alice brings a wealth of expertise and experience to the role, most recently holding the position of Managing Director for Chartwells Independent, where she was instrumental in achieving strong growth, as well as exceptional client satisfaction.


Prior to this, Alice was Group Head of Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions at Compass Group PLC, having joined Compass from McKinsey & Company, where she specialised in operational transformation and business building.


Alice is replacing James Boyle, who is moving to the USA to head up a major global client account for Compass Group, after 11 years with Restaurant Associates.


Alice Woodwark, Managing Director, Restaurant Associates commented: “Restaurant Associates is a fantastic organisation with a strong culinary heritage. We have outstanding talent and great clients and I’m looking forward to further developing the business and working with the team.”  


Chris Garside, Managing Director, Compass Group UK & Ireland said; “I am delighted to welcome Alice to the role of Managing Director for Restaurant Associates. She brings with her exceptional experience and an outstanding track record of delivering great results. I’m confident she will continue to strengthen the business. I’d also like to thank James for his hard work and wish him well in his new role.”


Restaurant Associates recently announced a charity partnership with Refettorio Felix, a community kitchen based in London. It offers a lunchtime food service to vulnerable members of the community, serving meals from surplus ingredients that would otherwise be wasted. Restaurant Associates will be working with the charity to donate surplus food, but also share the expertise and time of some of its people including chefs. The partnership was launched earlier this month, with a fundraising dinner that raised almost £4k for the charity. 





Compass Group PLC


Compass Group PLC

Compass Group PLC is a British multinational contract foodservice, cleaning, property management and support services company headquartered at Compass House in Chertsey, Surrey. It is the largest contract foodservice company in the world and has operations in 50 countries. It serves around 5.5 billion meals a year in locations including offices and factories, schools, universities, hospitals, major sports and cultural venues, mining camps, correctional (prison) facilities and offshore oil platforms. Compass Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. It is also a Fortune Global 500 company. Discover more at www.compass-group.co.uk

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