20 August 2021: Aramark UK, the award-winning foodservice and workplace solutions provider, has announced the appointment of Rodney Payne as Global Account Director. Rodney’s role, which is newly created, will involve looking after Aramark UK’s global accounts and to grow and evolve the Aramark proposition.
Rodney, who previously worked for Aramark for 12 years, has over 35 years’ experience in the food and hospitality industry in the UK and will report into Aramark UK Managing Director, Helen Milligan-Smith. This appointment comes as Aramark focuses on opportunities for growth as the country comes out of the pandemic and the hospitality industry reopens.
Rodney joined Aramark in 1999 as a chef Aramark’s National development Chef and worked his way up to more senior roles, eventually becoming Director of Operations in 2004. In 2010 he left and joined Searcy’s and working with them for the last 11 years with his most recent role as Regional Director. On August 2nd, he returned to Aramark as Global Account Director.
Rodney commented on his appointment saying: “I am delighted to return to Aramark to take on this new and exciting role working with our international clients and building our global profile. I’m focussed on developing and maintaining relationships with some of our biggest clients and continuing to evolve our offering to give us a competitive edge. My previous journey with Aramark built the foundations for my career and I am thrilled to be returning and starting this new chapter.”
Helen Milligan-Smith, Managing Director for Aramark UK, also commented: “Rodney is a fantastic addition to our team, and I am really excited to see the impact he will have in his new role. Growing our business is a big focus for the future and Rodney’s wealth of knowledge makes him the perfect candidate for the role. His years of experience in the industry will help us to develop the relationships we have with our existing clients and build on relationships with future clients.”
About Aramark Northern Europe
Aramark is a leading service provider operating on behalf of clients across the EMEA region, in partnership with some of the world’s best-known brands. Aramark employs over 16,000 people throughout Northern Europe. The Aramark mission to deliver experiences that enrich and nourish lives aligns with a long-standing commitment to advance sustainable practices that minimise impacts to people, animals, and the environment.
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