A customer-focused leadership team
The leadership team of Elior in the UK brings together people who provide a balance of long experience in the food and related services industries, the shared belief that customer satisfaction drives the most sustainable success in business.
Meet the leadership team
The leadership team of Elior in the UK brings together people who provide a balance of long experience in the food and related services industries and the shared belief that customer satisfaction drives the most sustainable business success.
Catherine Roe - Chief Executive
Catherine has worked in the food services and hospitality industry for over 20 years. She is inspired by building a leading reputation for great service delivery, innovation and quality at Elior.
Catherine believes all good business are built on strong, sustainable relationships, a passionate team, commitment its colleagues, empowering them to do their best work and giving them the support for long and successful careers.
Leni Savva – Chief Financial Officer
Leni joined the business in November 2016. She is a chartered management accountant with a career in a number of blue chip organisations in retailing and finance.
Leni brings a passionate, forward thinking, dynamic, results orientated style to the role. But her approach goes beyond focusing on the numbers and she believes the success of a company is embedded in a strong culture, with innovation at the centre of it, employee passion, lived brand values and great customer service.
Robin Givens – National Sales Director
Robin joined Elior in 2008, bringing with him extensive UK and International business development experience gained in senior positions within the catering industry. He has developed successful new value propositions in Elior’s key market sectors and has been instrumental in taking retail services into new markets.
Robin was appointed National Sales Director in 2014, with the responsibility of overseeing sustainable strategic growth across all established and developing business sectors, with innovation and a continually improving customer experience as the driver of Elior’s progress.
Arran McDowell – Human Resources Director
Arran joined Elior UK in May 2007 and he describes both Elior becoming a Sunday Times Top 25 Best Big Companies to work for (not once but twice) and his shortlisting for the Personnel Today HR Director of the Year as two of the highlights of his career to date.
He has an extensive general HR background having previously worked in the Banking sector and Motor and Communications industries. Beyond his HR role, he also has responsibility in the leadership team for Safety and Wellbeing and Education.
Carl Morris – Marketing and External Communications Director
With an established track record in the food and hospitality sector, including hotels and leading food service organisations, Carl joined Elior in 2010. His role covers all aspects of marketing, corporate responsibility, customer insight and corporate communications in the UK.
Carl is a passionate believer in understanding every aspect of what makes great customer service. He sees the development of cutting-edge food concepts and innovation as the best way for Elior to differentiate and develop a loyal customer base.
Mike Sunley- Chief Executive Lexington
Mike re-joined Elior in October 2014 when the successful specialist City of London catering business he had built over 12 years, Lexington Catering, was acquired by Elior.
Mike believes people are the heart of delivering the very best food and service, and this means creating a positive and supportive working environment where people enjoy coming to work and can achieve their potential. He is a big believer in helping support Britain's young talent and invests a lot of time to support future careers.
Jim Lovett – CEO Waterfall Catering Group
Jim has many years of experience in the contract catering sector, primarily in the Care and Education markets. A former management consultant and MD in a major contract catering organisation, he helped grow the Caterplus and Taylor Shaw brands in the Waterfall Group to become leading niche providers within the Care and Education markets.
Jim joined the board of Elior when Waterfall became part of the Elior group in 2016.