Our people

Culinary expertise and operational excellence, drive world class service.

Sapna Snood

Sapna Sood - Director International Clients & Market Development

Sapna has joined Compass Group  from LafargeHolcim, the world’s largest building materials company. Sapna has held leadership roles in business transformation, operations management and HSE within multinational environments. Her experience has been built working in several countries including Australia, USA, SE Asia, Germany, China and France. Most recently she was CEO for LafargeHolcim in the Philippines. Sapna is on the Compass Group PLC Executive Board and is a Non-Executive Director of The Kering Group (France).


Jake Frank - Sales Director International Clients

Jake has joined Compass Group from Gategroup, the world’s largest airline catering company. Jake has held leadership roles in sales, business development, supply chain, operations, and management consulting. His hospitality experience and expertise were developed through prior work with Delta Air Lines, Marriott Hotels, A.T. Kearney, Accenture, multi-site retailers and quick-serve restaurants. He believes passionately in the power of food, beverage and hospitality to expose and expand one’s horizons, and to build bridges of understanding and relationships between people from around the world with various perspectives.

Nick Vadis - Culinary Director

As Executive Chef Nick holds a key responsibility in driving food innovation across our business. He is the mastermind behind our Global and UK headquarters’ Innovation Centre and leads a talented brigade of chefs. He has been a key part of the Compass since 2001 He plays a pivotal role within the development of international food offers and heads up the European Chef’s Forum As a Vice President of the Craft Guild of Chefs he sees that the development and promotion of keys skills are critical to our position as the world leader in  the food service and hospitality industry and has the strongest commitment to developing exceptional skill levels across our business. The Bocuse D’or is the most prestigious gastronomic competition in the World and Nick is part of the UK Bocuse academy for the UK Bocuse D’Or team 2012  -2017 . He has also been technical advisor to the English National Culinary Team since 2010 and managed and coached the national team which took  Gold at the Culinary Olympics in 2016.


Alex May - Insights Manager, International Clients

An experienced market researcher with 20+ years’ experience, Alex has worked on the research agency side and held a number of Insight roles within Compass UK and Compass PLC. Alex heads up the International Client Insight Team developing and implementing the Insight programmes for a range of International Client accounts. He also co-ordinates the evolution and dissemination of best practice Consumer & Client Insight solutions across Compass businesses / countries. Compass Insight tools allow operational teams to better understand their consumers’ needs and satisfaction at a site level which supports them to create & implement consumer centric foodservice solutions.


Jeroen Kurvers - Account Development Director

Jeroen has 15 Years of experience at Compass Group, driving efficiencies and quality foodservices programs for clients on a global level. Proud co-winner of the Program of the Year  Award of the American Strategic Account Management Association (SAMA) with Compass Group’s international account team. Passionate “Foodie” and board member of Slowfood Convivum Brabant, Jeroen’s ambition is to help multinational clients create compelling environments at offices as well as production environments that will help drive employee wellbeing, productivity and loyalty.


Joanna Gell - Business Excellence Manager

Joanna has 6 years of experience at Compass Group. For 3 years, she developed meaningful cost effective and insight-led coffee and retail solutions for the French business before moving to the UK in 2015 to take on the role of Business Excellence Manager. This involves the promotion of a continuous improvement culture through the identification, packaging and sharing of best practice across markets and Compass communities. Driven by a passion for food and great service, Joanna’s ambition is to ensure our International Clients benefit from the best Compass can offer while ensuring solutions are adapted to on-site demographics and match consumer expectations.


Mike Gaebel - Sr Vice President Sales, North America

Sr. VP of Sales, Compass Group Mike is an experienced sales leader with 32 years of progressive experience from an entry level vending attendant to the Senior Vice President of Sales for Compass Group. He is responsible for cultivating and maintaining high-level relationships with the Levy, Bon Appétit, Wolfgang Puck Catering, Canteen, Eurest, Eurest Services and FLIK Hospitality operating sectors. Mike works closely with clients to fully understand their needs and challenges and acts as their conduit for driving successful solutions.


Brian Kenneth - Regional Sales Director APAC

Brian Kennett joined the International Clients and Market Development team as Regional Sales Director APAC based in Singapore, on 1st October 2019.

In this role, Brian will be responsible for leading the growth of our International Clients in the APAC region, building our global client portfolio out of APAC, expanding with existing global clients and leading our APAC engagement with integrator partners.

Brian is British and joins us from Telstra. Brian has extensive experience within the Asia- Pacific Market, managing large Global Multi-National clients in the Banking, Financial Services, Logistics, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Services, Manufacturing, Natural Resources/Energy and a range of other sectors. He is new to Food services but has a passion for food and how it brings us together.

Call Jeroen Kurvers on +31 655 860 513  and begin the conversation.