Aramark Northern Europe has announced the appointment of Jennifer Martin as Marketing and Innovation Director, Northern Europe.

Jennifer takes over from Carolyn Hails, who has been promoted to the global role of Vice President of Marketing and Innovation for Aramark International, serving Aramark’s business across 20 markets outside the US.

Jennifer joins Aramark from her previous role as Chief Operating Officer at The Vet, a privately-owned group of veterinary centres, following a successful turnaround and sale. Prior to this, Jennifer worked within the hospitality sector gaining experience at TGI Friday’s, Marston’s PLC, and The Restaurant Group PLC, where she developed a broad range of brands and concepts across high street bars, restaurants, pubs and hotels.

Jennifer’s role encompasses the Marketing, Communications, and Dietetics and Wellbeing teams who work to support the organisation’s growth across the region.

CEO of Aramark Northern Europe, Frank Gleeson, said: “This is an excellent appointment for our Northern Europe business. Jennifer brings an impressive skillset to our team, with a broad range of expertise and diverse experience from both the hospitality sector and other industries.

“Jennifer is a dynamic, thoughtful and strong female leader. It has been clear right through the selection process that Jennifer puts people at the heart of her decision making. We are excited for what she will bring to our team, our clients and our consumers.”

Jennifer Martin said: “I’m excited to take on the new challenges ahead as Aramark continues to grow from strength to strength in this region. I look forward to building on the Marketing and Innovation team’s excellent work which leverages strong consumer and customer insight to shape clients’ current and future needs.”

Jennifer will report directly to Frank Gleeson, CEO.

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