Alice Woodwark has been appointed as the new managing director of Restaurant Associates, the fine dining sector of Compass Group UK & Ireland. She brings a wealth of expertise and experience to the role, most recently holding the position of managing director for Chartwells Independent, where she was instrumental in achieving strong growth.
Prior to this, Woodwark was group head of strategy and mergers and acquisitions for Compass Group PLC, having joined from McKinsey & Company, where she specialised in operational transformation and business building. She replaces James Boyle, who is moving to the USA to head up a major global client account for Compass Group after 11 years with Restaurant Associates.
Woodwark said: “Restaurant Associates is a fantastic organisation with a strong culinary heritage. We have outstanding talent and great clients, and I’m looking forward to further developing the business and working with the team.”
Chris Garside, managing director of Compass Group UK & Ireland, added: “Alice brings with her exceptional experience and an outstanding track record of delivering great results. I’m confident she will continue to strengthen the business. I’d also like to thank James for his hard work and wish him well in his new role.”