We are an exciting, vibrant and fast growing business...
Our people are highly motivated because they can see what a difference they make to our business, they enjoy what they do and they have clearly defined goals and objectives.
Responsible for operations, Sally-Ann is passionate about people, their development and delivery at the highest standard. Her interests include horses and she enjoys the occasional, indulgent spa visit.
Damon is responsible for business development. He is a trained chef who demonstrates his passion for food in his long term relationships with clients. He is fond of the odd hack on the golf course.
Andrew is a chartered accountant. He is focused on how finance can benefit clients through clarity and transparency of information as well as identifying efficiencies to help drive down costs. His interests include sailing and a bit of golf as well as cooking with ‘enthusiasm’ in the kitchen at home.
Our Senior Management Team
Paul has responsibility for our contracts in the Midlands/South. He ensures Olive’s high food standards are achieved and provides leadership and inspiration to his team. In his spare time he likes keeping fit and relishes a good triathlon.
Director of Food
Jacqui has responsibility for food standards and food development across our business. She monitors trends and, together with our chefs and Food Innovation Team (FIT) develops new ideas, dishes and promotions. Her interests include fitness and horse riding.
Our Regional Directors
Alison has 40 years experience in the catering industry and is responsible for our operations within the south. She is very passionate about people and boosts a long history of coaching and guiding her team to the next level. Alison is particularly proud of her connections with Springboard where she was an active mentor.
Lindsay has the proud accolade of being Olive’s first team member, joining the business in 2004. Her time with Olive includes both operational and sales experience, bringing an all-round viewpoint to the business. Her role as Regional Director within the Midlands also supports companywide client retention and re-tender projects. Lindsay is passionate about future sustainability and working towards Olive’s net zero target within the Ethical Olive framework.
David has worked within the catering industry for 25 years starting as a chef and gaining a degree in International Culinary Arts. He has led teams in a number of sectors including aviation, banking services, public sector, manufacturing and IT. Outside of work, David still loves to spend his time in the kitchen cooking for family and friends.
Operations & Compliance Director
Mark has 35 years experience in the catering industry and has been with Olive for two decades. Mark has a varied background including working in hotels, conferencing and retail. He ensures the business remains compliant and up to date with legislation. In his spare time Mark enjoys outdoor pursuits and snow sports.
Our Senior Sales Team
Jess joined the Olive Team in June 2019 as an Operations Manager. Since then, she has progressed rapidly through the ranks and is now Sales Manager. She can often be found immersed in a good book. And when not absorbed in literature, Jess enjoys outdoor adventures, particularly her canoeing expeditions.
Neil joined the business in 2014 and comes from a strong craft and operational management background. Staying true to his roots he is passionate about all things food. He enjoys motor sports and spending time with his family…
Some more of the gang...
Learning & Development Manager
Jo joined Olive in 2014 and has responsibility for managing all operational training, management development, personal improvement coaching and wellbeing initiatives. Jo also works closely with Jacqui to design and deliver culinary training and is a mental health first aider. Her interests include walking and cooking for friends and family.
Having worked for Olive since 2015, Aimee has shown a passion for people and works closely with Sally-Ann to ensure the highest delivery of the People Practices. As a Mental Health First Aider, mental wellbeing is an important part of life - a tenet Aimee lives out through her interests in music and reading.
Ian has worked for Olive for over 15 years and manages the accounts function. With over 25 years’ experience working in catering accounts has a keen eye for detail. In his spare time Ian can be seen out and about on his mountain bike.
Having spent more than 25 years in the contract catering world, Robert has a vast knowledge and experience in establishing strong supplier relationships. He sources quality ingredients, negotiates contracts that benefit all and stays ahead of the latest trends. Being a people person at heart, he values collaboration and effective communication and enjoys working closely with suppliers, chefs and other stakeholders to create mutually beneficial partnerships.