Facilities services company Sodexo has appointed David Fox as managing director for Sodexo Ireland effective from 1st September 2020.

David, who comes from Dublin, has held several senior management roles within the organisation, most recently European Account Director for one of Sodexo’s global FMCG manufacturing clients.

David’s new role will focus on evolving the country strategy, incorporating the ‘Rise with Sodexo’ programme, which provides organisations with a systemic approach in adapting to the new business needs and ensuring the safety of people.

David will report into Ireland country president Julie Ennis, who previously held the role and has now become the CEO of Corporate Services for Sodexo UK and Ireland.

With a background in facilities services management, David joined Sodexo in 2011 as group facilities manager for one of its Irish-based global FMCG manufacturing clients. He subsequently moved through various roles within the organisation, increasing in seniority, until his appointment as managing director of its operations on the island of Ireland.

Julie Ennis, country president, Sodexo Ireland, said: “The Covid-19 pandemic has brought about a dramatic shift in how people work, moving facilities management up the value chain, to become a strategic boardroom agenda item.  It is now critical that businesses are re-designing their workplace strategies to provide a consistent, meaningful employee experience for a workforce that is more dispersed than before.”

Commenting on his new role David Fox said: “I am delighted to be returning to the Irish business and leading the Sodexo team here.  Improving the quality of life of the people and communities around us is at the heart of what we do. Given the unprecedented challenges at present, I’m focused on supporting our clients and our business partners in meeting the new workplace requirements, so that they can adapt and thrive in this rapidly changing environment.“

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