We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dennis Hogan as Managing Director for Compass Group UK & Ireland, effective from 1 January 2014. Dennis will replace Ian Sarson who is moving to a new role as Director of Healthcare & Senior Living for Compass Group in Europe & Japan. Both Ian and Dennis will report directly to Andrew Martin, Compass Group Chief Operating Officer, Europe & Japan.
Dennis joins the UK & Ireland business from Compass Group North America, where he has been running a number of our businesses very successfully. He has been with Compass for 17 years, in a number of operational and finance roles, and brings a wealth of experience with him.
The creation of Ian’s new role underlines our commitment to the healthcare and seniors market, where we see considerable opportunities. Ian will help to shape our strategy and implement best practice across the region, helping us to unlock this significant growth potential.
Commenting on the appointments, Andrew Martin, Compass Group Chief Operating Officer, Europe & Japan, said: “I’d like to thank Ian for the fantastic contribution he’s made to our business in the UK & Ireland over the last three and a half years. He leaves it in great shape and I’m delighted that Dennis will be joining to lead it through the next exciting stage of its development.”