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Sodexo appoints new CFO

Published 22nd June, 2010 by Neil Nixon

Sodexo appoints new CFO

Sodexo has announced the appointment of Rachel Osborne to the role of chief financial officer for its UK and Ireland business. Osborne will be responsible for leading the negotiation of complex contracts and will have a significant role to play in business and corporate development. Alongside Aidan Connolly, chief executive officer, she will seek further growth opportunities for the company. She will become a key member of Sodexo’s executive team, reporting to Aidan Connolly and will also have an additional functional reporting line to Sian Herbert-Jones, chief financial officer for Sodexo Group.

Osborne joins Sodexo from international retail group, Kingfisher Plc, where she held a number of roles over a six year period, including director of business performance (Kingfisher Plc), director of commercial finance (B&Q), and director of proposition and insight (B&Q). Prior to joining Kingfisher, Osborne spent nine years with PepsiCo Inc in a range of strategic and financial roles both in the UK and in Africa, and three years with Procter & Gamble.

Osborne said: “I am very excited to be joining Sodexo and look forward to working with Aidan and the team. I am confident that my experience will provide the company with a comprehensive financial service and I look forward to the challenges of the years ahead.”

Aidan Connolly said: “I am delighted to be welcoming Rachel to Sodexo. Her wealth of experience gives me every confidence in her ability to do the job to an excellent standard. I look forward to working with her and wish her every success in her new role.”