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LEXINGTON APPOINTS NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR

LEXINGTON APPOINTS NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR

Matt Wood has been appointed as the new Managing Director at Lexington.

Commencing his new role on 5 January 2022, Wood replaces Julia Edmonds who has been promoted into the role of Corporate Business Development Director at Elior and is also Non-Executive Chair for Lexington.

Wood joins Lexington from his previous role as MD of Health Management Ltd – one of the UK’s largest occupational health and wellbeing companies. Prior to this, he was Head of Operations and then Head of Strategic Partnerships for Restaurant Associates, strategically managing and developing operations for high profile client catering services across London. He has also held high profile operational roles at 5-star hotels, clubs and restaurants that include London’s Grosvenor House, and the Harbour Club, Chelsea.

Wood has exciting plans to transition the business into a new phase of growth which will harness the sector expertise of Lexington Catering; Lexington Independents and Lexington Reception Services to provide unparalleled levels of service.

Wood said: “I can’t wait to re-join the industry I love and be at the helm of a business I have always admired. My passion is in people development and I’m thrilled to have had the opportunity to engage with people in this role throughout my career. I’m looking forward to taking this agenda forward, moving Lexington onwards and upwards in its next stage of growth.”

Wood will report to Robin Givens, Elior MD of UK Contracts. Givens commented: “Matt brings a wealth of experience and is the perfect fit for Lexington’s market leading catering arm and front of house services. Lexington is a great brand with an exciting future and I am certain that with Matt’s passion for understanding and delivering for customers, he will drive our next phase of growth. We are all looking forward to him joining our team.”

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