Compass Group Announces New CFO
Gareth Sharpe will succeed Sarah Sergeant as Compass Group UK & Ireland Chief Finance Officer.
Sharpe joins the company from Tesco, where he served most recently as CFO for Asia during a 9-year career with the multinational groceries and general merchandise retailer that included time in the UK retail business, and with customer data science business dunnhumby. As CFO for Asia, Sharpe played an instrumental role in the sale of Tesco’s businesses in Thailand and Malaysia in December 2020.
Prior to Tesco, Sharpe started his accountancy career at PwC, working in Assurance and then in Business Recovery Services.
Commenting on the appointment Gareth said: “I am looking forward to starting with Compass Group UK & Ireland. Having worked in the food industry for many years, I am passionate about food and understand the complexities of the sector. I am really pleased to have the opportunity to support Compass with its plans for growth as we emerge from the pandemic.”
Robin Mills, Compass Group UK & Ireland managing director, added: “I am delighted that Gareth is joining our team. He has an excellent understanding of the food industry and supply chain, so will be able to hit the ground running. He brings a strong track record of delivering results as well as a customer orientated approach. I have no doubt he will be a great asset to our business as we work to rebuild following the impact of the Covid-pandemic. I am looking forward to working with him.
“I wish Sarah the best of luck with her next role. She has been instrumental in guiding the business through the challenges of the past year. Sarah is an incredibly talented individual who will be sorely missed.”