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Restaurant Associates appoints new Managing Director

James Boyle has been appointed Managing Director of Restaurant Associates, the executive dining division of Compass Group UK & Ireland.

Compass Group news team
Thursday 07 August 2014

James Boyle

Above: James Boyle

 James joins the UK& Ireland Executive team, reporting to Dennis Hogan, Managing Director of Compass Group UK & Ireland. 

James was previously Business Excellence Director for Restaurant Associates, responsible for marketing, business excellence and innovation, as well as a portfolio of client contracts.  James has spent more than 20 years in the catering and hospitality sector, working for Sodexo in a variety of operational roles before joining Restaurant Associates in 2006 as Operations Manager.

James succeeds Andy Harris, who has led Restaurant Associates for more than three years.  During this time he has successfully won and retained contracts with a range of high-profile clients, rejuvenated the Restaurant Associates brand and put brilliant food and an award winning service culture at the heart of a vibrant business.  Andy will move to a role in Compass Group PLC, working on a range of B&I projects as part of the Group Market Development team. 

Dennis Hogan, Managing Director, Compass Group UK & Ireland commented: “I am delighted that James is joining the UK & Ireland Executive team as Managing Director of Restaurant Associates.  He has extensive operational experience in the executive dining sector and understands exactly what our clients are looking for. James will bring fantastic enthusiasm and energy to the role and I look forward to him leading the Restaurant Associates’ business in its next phase of development. I would also like to thank Andy for his hard work, commitment and passion in developing the Restaurant Associates business and wish him all the best in his new role.”


For more information:
Liz Bastone, Compass Group UK & Ireland
Tel: 01895 554 426 / Mob:  07500 607 965
Email: liz.bastone@compass-group.co.uk