Julie Ennis, Appointed CEO of Corporate Services, Sodexo UK & Ireland

28th February 2020

Posted In: So In Demand

Julie Ennis has been appointed CEO for Sodexo’s corporate services business in the UK & Ireland from 1 March 2020.  Julie will also continue in her present role as Country President for Ireland. Julie will now represent the corporate services division on the UK and Ireland’s Regional Leadership Committee. The appointment follows the expansion of current CEO David Bailey’s role to oversee Sodexo’s corporate services business in North America.

Julie joined Sodexo in February 2019 as managing director for Sodexo’s corporate services business in Ireland. She assumed the role of Country President from Margot Slattery in September 2019 following Margot’s appointment as global chief diversity and inclusion officer for the Sodexo Group.

Under Julie’s leadership, Sodexo has enjoyed continued success in retaining existing clients and winning new contracts that includes a five-year contract with investment services company Quilter Cheviot in Dublin. Other Irish based clients include Microsoft, Nestlé, Astra Zeneca and Nomura. Sodexo and Microsoft recently won the Client & Service Provider Partnership of the Year Award at the 2020 FM Awards.

Julie Ennis, incoming CEO of Corporate Services, Sodexo UK and Ireland, said, “I am excited and honoured to now lead the corporate services business across Ireland and the UK. We are at the forefront of innovation and development of best practice in integrated facilities management. We are delivering great services to our clients and we are winning good contracts in our target sectors and doing so with a focus on sustainable, responsible growth and building and developing great teams.”

Sodexo employs over 42,000 people in the UK and Ireland and delivers services that improve the quality of life to clients at over 1,700 locations in the corporate, energy and resources, healthcare, education, leisure, justice and defence sectors. Those services range from catering, cleaning, reception to asset management, security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling clients to focus on their core business.

David Bailey, CEO Corporate Services NorAm and UK & Ireland said: “I am delighted to be handing over the leadership of the UK & Ireland business to Julie. Over the last year Julie has proved herself to be a strong leader with our teams in Ireland, she has set out a new strategy for our business there and has delivered strong results.”   

Prior to joining Sodexo, Julie held numerous senior management roles with Bank of Ireland in sales, proposition development, strategy and operations. She is a strong advocate of diversity  & inclusion,  having held roles on Bank of Ireland’s LGBT+ and Gender Balance networks.

She is an MBA graduate of the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School and a National Council member of the Executive Institute.