Patrick Coveney

Group CEO

Patrick Coveney

Group CEO

Patrick joined SSP in March 2022 as Group CEO.

Patrick is a strong and strategic leader with extensive industry knowledge having spent 14 years as CEO at Greencore Group plc, a leading convenience food producer, as well as holding non-executive positions at various F&B companies. Through his executive career, Patrick has demonstrated a strong track record of delivering growth whilst embedding sustainability.

Patrick’s strong focus on colleagues, customers and culture alongside his proven ability to quickly develop strong relationships make him well placed to lead SSP to future success.

Patrick spent 14 years as Group CEO of Greencore Group plc, having joined in 2005 as CFO. Patrick has also held a non-executive director position on Glanbia plc. Prior to Greencore, he worked for nine years at McKinsey & Company in Europe and North America, latterly as Managing Partner for Ireland.

External appointments
  • Patrick serves as a non-executive director of OFI Group Limited

Jonathan Davies

Deputy Group CEO and CFO

Jonathan Davies

Deputy Group CEO and CFO

Jonathan has been the Group Chief Financial Officer of SSP since its formation within Compass Group in 2004.

He was appointed Deputy CEO in 2021: Jonathan brings extensive financial, strategic and commercial experience with over 29 years working within retail and FMCG companies. Jonathan’s tenure within the Group gives him a deep knowledge of the business, which along with his capital markets experience, enables him to provide clear financial, operational and strategic oversight to the Company as it looks to implement its strategy.

Jonathan began his career in Unilever plc’s management development programme before joining OC&C as a start-up, where he was part of its rapid growth and development to become a leading international consulting firm. Jonathan then spent nine years at Safeway plc (with five years on the Executive Board as Finance Director).

He holds a degree in Chemistry from Oxford University and an MBA from INSEAD Business School, France.

External appointments
  • Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Audit Committee of Assura plc.

Mark Angela

Chief Business Development and Strategy Officer

Mark Angela

Chief Business Development and Strategy Officer

Mark is the Chief Business Development and Strategy Officer and CEO of India and EEME.

In this central role, Mark leads the evaluation of new markets, corporate development activities and drives strategy development. Mark joined SSP in February 2012 as CEO UK & Ireland, moving to Group CCO in 2014, CEO Asia Pacific in 2019 and then his current role in 2022.

Mark began his career at Schroders before moving to ICI (now Astra-Zeneca) and Colgate-Palmolive in a variety of marketing and management positions. Mark then joined Greene King as Managing Director before spending four years as CEO of PizzaExpress.

Miles Collins

Director of Group Finance

Miles Collins

Director of Group Finance

Miles is responsible for the Group Finance function, overseeing the Group’s financial reporting, planning and analysis and investment appraisal

He joined SSP in 2006 and has gained extensive experience of the business through his roles in Group Finance and as CFO of the UK division.

Miles began his career at Arthur Andersen, before moving into food retail with Safeway plc, where he worked from 1992 to 2004 in a variety of finance roles. He then spent two years as Group Financial Controller of Lastminute.com.

Kari Daniels

CEO UK & Ireland

Kari Daniels

CEO UK & Ireland

Kari is CEO, UK & Ireland. 

She joined SSP and the Group Executive Committee in January 2023.

Kari has a track record of driving performance in both retail and branded FMCG businesses. She spent more than 20 years at Tesco where she held the role of CEO of Tesco Ireland for four years and spent three years as UK Commercial Director. Prior to Tesco, Kari held marketing and leadership positions at SC Johnson, Wella and Superdrug. Kari is a member of the WiHTL Advisory Board and of the Policy Issues Council at IGD. She also currently serves as a Non-Executive Director at Topps Tiles plc.

Jeremy Fennell

CEO Continental Europe

Jeremy Fennell

CEO Continental Europe

Jeremy is CEO of Continental Europe, covering the Nordics, Frabel, DACH and Spain.

He joined SSP in July 2019 as CEO of the Nordics region, taking on responsibility for Frabel, DACH and Spain in July 2021.

Previously, Jeremy spent over 10 years at Dixons Carphone, including four years as MD of Carphone Warehouse and had responsibility for the international airport chain Dixons Travel. Prior to this, Jeremy led the Dixons eCommerce business, developing a multichannel offer at Currys. Jeremy gained experience working in the Nordics as Category Director of market leader Elkjøp (with 400+ stores across the Nordics and Iceland).

Sarah John

Corporate Affairs Director

Sarah John

Corporate Affairs Director

Sarah is the Corporate Affairs Director, with overall responsibility for Communications, Sustainability and Investor Relations.

Sarah joined the business in 2015 as Director of Investor Relations and joined the Group Executive Committee in 2021. Sarah is the executive sponsor of our Global Women’s Leadership Network.

Prior to joining SSP, Sarah was Director of Strategy and Corporate Affairs for Compass Group PLC from 2003 until 2014. She has also held positions at ABN AMRO, including as Head of Equity Research, Dresdner Kleinwort Wassterstein and Price Waterhouse Coopers.

Angela Morrison

Chief Customer Officer

Angela Morrison

Chief Customer Officer

Angela is the Chief Customer Officer.

She joined SSP in 2013 as UK Commercial Director, before moving to Group Commercial Development Director with responsibility for rolling-out best practice initiatives across the business. Angela rejoined the UK team as UK and Group Commercial and Marketing Director before taking up her current role in 2021. Angela is the executive sponsor of our Menopause Network.

Prior to SSP, Angela held Commercial Directorships at PizzaExpress and Greene King PLC.

Ann-marie Murphy

Chief People Officer

Ann-marie Murphy

Chief People Officer

Ann-Marie is the Chief People Officer.

She joined SSP in February 2024. Prior to SSP, she spent nearly six years at The Gym Group plc, most recently as Chief Operations Officer, where she was overseeing the entire gym estate as well as the People function. She joined The Gym Group in 2018, initially in the role of Director of People and Development and later as Chief People Officer, responsible for setting up the company’s people function, which included designing and delivering strategies for talent, L&D, performance, inclusion and reward. Ann-marie was also an Executive Director and part of the PLC Board.

 

Ann-marie brings a deep and diverse expertise spanning from Human Resources to Operations and Commercial. As SSP’s Chief People Officer, she is responsible for the global People Strategy, leading on our reward strategy, succession planning, talent acquisition and organisation design.

Earlier in her career Ann-marie held the role of Group Human Resources Director at New Look Retailers, where she established the Global HR function and spent 13 years at Tui Travel plc, with a remit covering the UK, North America, France, Spain and Australia.

Jonathan Robinson

CEO SSP Asia Pacific

Jonathan Robinson

CEO SSP Asia Pacific

Jonathan is CEO of Asia Pacific.

He joined SSP in April 2016 as Group Business Development Director. He moved to Hong Kong in March 2019 as Chief Development Officer, Asia

 

Jonathan began his career in commercial development in Sainsbury’s before spending over 10 years in WHSmith in various roles including Business Development Director and General Manager Qatar.

Fiona Scattergood

Group General Counsel and Company Secretary

Fiona Scattergood

Group General Counsel and Company Secretary

Fiona is the General Counsel and Company Secretary.

She leads the legal, company secretarial and compliance function. She joined SSP in 2011 and has been in her current role since February 2023. Fiona is an experienced solicitor and governance leader with more than 20 years’ international experience advising both listed and private companies across a broad range of sectors. She has significant experience in strategic M&A, joint ventures and corporate governance.

Prior to joining SSP, Fiona held senior corporate finance legal roles at Travers Smith LLP and Herbert Smith Freehills LLP (Sydney). Fiona is the executive sponsor of our recently established Neurodiversity and Disability Network.

Mark Smith

Chief Digital and Technology Officer

Mark Smith

Chief Digital and Technology Officer

Mark is the Chief Digital and Technology Officer.

He joined SSP Group in February 2018 as Group CIO. He is responsible for the Group’s digital strategy and implementation of digital and technology solutions. Mark is the executive sponsor of our Women in Tech initiative.

Mark spent 10 years at Accenture, working with clients such as Selfridges, Dixons, Argos and Sainsbury’s. He then moved to M&S as Head of HR Transformation before working at Tesco as CIO – Asia, with responsibility for technology across 2,500 stores across five countries.

Michael Svagdis

CEO SSP America

Michael Svagdis

CEO SSP America

Michael is CEO of SSP America (covering the USA, Canada and South America).

With 30 years of experience in the food and beverage industry and having joined SSP in 2014, Michael leads a talented team driven by a passion for bringing cool, authentic restaurants

Prior to SSP, Michael held various management and leadership roles at Compass Group plc, Eurest and Morrison Healthcare.

Sukh Tiwana

Chief Procurement Officer

Sukh Tiwana

Chief Procurement Officer

Sukh is the Chief Procurement Officer.

In 2004, he was appointed Group Commercial Director, responsible for purchasing, supply chain and leading Group-wide commercial negotiations. Sukh was appointed Chief Procurement Officer in 2022 and is also the co-chair of our Group Inclusion Council and chair of the SSP Foundation.

Sukh started his career with various finance and purchasing roles at Granada Group and, following its merger with Compass Group, was appointed Managing Director of Compass Purchasing.