Oliver Cock

Managing Director, Foodbuy

 

Oliver joined the Compass Group UK & Ireland business in May 2011 as Managing Director for the Commercial function, the second biggest in Compass Group. In April 2016, after overseeing the full acquisition of Acquire Services Ltd in 2015, Oliver became Managing Director of Foodbuy.

Foodbuy launched under the unification of Compass Group UK & Ireland’s Commercial team and Acquire. Foodbuy is fully owned by Compass Group and acts as the purchasing and supply chain arm of Compass Group UK & Ireland. Additionally, Foodbuy also provides purchasing tools and services for a number of leading organisations outside of Compass, including key sectors ranging from sports teams and care homes, to airlines and universities.

Under Oliver’s direction, Foodbuy aims to become Europe’s leading food and beverage procurement company, managing £3billion of spend by 2020. Oliver’s role includes end to end management of the total supply chain (from Sourcing through to distribution to the end user), he is responsible for Retail Trading and Hot Beverage & Vending strategy and delivery, as well as Consumer marketing and product innovation/development. Oliver is a Board Director of Compass UK & Ireland.

Prior to his UK role Oliver was Group Procurement Director with Compass Group PLC between 2009 – 2011 and responsible for establishing and delivering the Group’s functional procurement agenda, overseeing the development of a new approach to procurement at Group and country level and driving the development of strategies for Compass’ key areas of global expenditure.

Prior to joining Compass, Oliver spent 11 years with Diageo PLC, initially managing global categories and the procurement operations in North and South America, and latterly in Europe and Africa. He was also responsible for innovation procurement globally. Previous to this, he held senior roles with Deloitte and the NHS. Oliver lives in Berkshire with his wife Karen and their two daughters, Ella and Georgia. He is a keen sportsman and lifelong supporter of Southampton FC.

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