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Compass Group Appoints Carol Sommerville as Chief People Officer

Compass Group Appoints Carol Sommerville as Chief People Officer
08 January 2024

Carol Sommerville has joined Compass Group UK & Ireland as its new Chief People Officer.

Carol joins from Watchfinder, a luxury pre-owned watch specialist business, part of Richemont Group, where she was Global HR Director. Prior to this she held senior HR roles at Net-a-Porter and began her career at BT, where she worked as HR Director for the Openreach Service Centres, Director of Meritocracy BT Group and Vice President of HR EMEA within BT Global Services. 

Carol will assist in Compass Group's commitment to supporting a million people to change their lives through job creation, education, training, community and charitable engagement by 2030.

Carol Sommerville, Chief People Officer, Compass Group UK & Ireland said: “Compass has a clear and ambitious people agenda, having taken market leading positions in areas including apprenticeships, career pathways and the ED&I agenda. I am excited to have joined the business and have received such a warm welcome. I have had the pleasure of meeting many of our frontline teams as part of my induction and have been really impressed by people’s passion for their jobs and clients, and the caring culture that is in place. I am looking forward to supporting the company’s ongoing commitment to its people and creating a welcoming environment where everyone can thrive.”

Robin Mills, Chief Executive Officer, Compass Group UK & Ireland added: “I am delighted to welcome Carol to the Compass family. We are a people business – so this role is critical for the continued success of our organisation. We know as a large employer we have the ability to improve lives and make a difference. Carol is going to be integral to continuing to develop our people-centred culture as we continue to grow and evolve in the coming years.”

Picture: a photograph of Carol. Image Credit: Compass Group

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 08 January 2024


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