Women represent two thirds of Elior UK’s board following the appointment of Jo-Anne Robertson as its new Managing Director for Education & Healthcare

Jo-Anne Robertson has been promoted to Managing Director Education & Healthcare for leading contract caterer Elior UK, increasing female representation of its board to almost 70%.

Robertson joined Elior UK in 2008 as the operational and business lead for the defence multi-activity contracts in the south of England and was promoted in 2018 to Managing Director for Elior UK’s business and industry division. In her new role, Robertson has joined the UK leadership team with responsibility for developing and directing strategy, business development, and growth across the education and healthcare divisions.

Commenting on her new role, Jo-Anne Robertson said: “I am excited to join Elior UK’s executive leadership team and to have the opportunity to develop its education and healthcare business. It is wonderful to work for a company that takes such pride in the services it provides for its clients and customers but also values its people and strives to create a diverse and inclusive workforce.”

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Catherine Roe, CEO of Elior UK, said: “I am delighted that Jo-Anne has been appointed Managing Director Education & Healthcare as she has extensive strategic and tactical experience across diverse business segments in both the private and public sector and has successfully developed our business and industry business over the last four years.

“At Elior UK, we are passionate about diversity and inclusion and I am proud that we have such strong female representation on our board. Like her fellow executive team members, Jo-Anne is committed to championing diversity and the development of all those who are part of her team.”

Elior UK’s board consists of nine members of which six are female including the CEO.

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