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.
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 – Managing Director Contracts UK
Robin joined Elior in 2008, bringing with him extensive UK and International business development knowhow. He led the Elior UK Business Development Team from 2014 overseeing sustainable strategic growth whilst gaining valuable experience across our established and developing business sectors. Now working with our client portfolio across the UK with innovation and a continually improving customer experience as the driver of Elior’s progress
Justin Johnson – Human Resources Director
Justin joined Elior UK in 2005 having spent many years working in different roles within the hospitality industry. Justin’s career highlight was seeing the Company be acknowledged as a Sunday Times Best Big Employer (not once but twice). In this role, Justin leads teams supporting the business in generalist HR, talent management, compensation/benefits, learning and development, payroll and safety and wellbeing.
Having experience in many HR disciplines, Justin’s goal is to lead a passionate and talented team committed to providing an environment where everyone can fulfil their potential. To achieve this goal Justin’s team works in partnership with all our colleagues, sharing skills, knowledge, tools and opportunities through a culture of engagement, innovation and fun.
Carl Morris – Sales, Marketing and Corporate 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 sales, 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.
Lise Flanagan - Purchasing Director
With over 17 years Procurement experience, Lise has a wealth of knowledge of the Food Service sector and is a fully qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply. For Lise, business success is underpinned by continual innovative thinking to build a strong, agile and safe supply chain for clients and customers.
Lise strives to develop trusting, mutually-beneficial, collaborative relationships with suppliers and is a passionate team advocate, seeking to foster an empowered culture enabling her colleagues to drive change and reach their full potential.
Andy Harper - Chief Information Officer
Andy joined Elior in 2019, bringing over 20 years' experience in IT, and a track record of delivery in large organizations in the consulting, utilities, equipment hire and food sectors. His role is leading and developing our IT and digital capability in the UK.
Andy is a passionate about driving strategic change and improved performance through the transformation of systems and processes. He sees the use of innovative technologies and the implementation of scalable solutions as key to supporting the Elior growth agenda.
Kenny Finlayson - Managing Director Stadia, Concessions, Universities
Having previously work in the hotel and hospitality industry for 12 years, Kenny joined Elior in 2001. Primarily focusing on the Stadia, Concession & Leisure sectors. He has based his business growth and retention on having the right people, high standards and successful relationships.
Kenny brings a wealth of operational knowledge and business acumen, whilst covering many diverse commercial cultures. He is responsible for the overall development strategy of these business segments, ensuring all financial and qualitative targets are met.