Sodexo appoints new Managing Director for Ireland

Sodexo, one of the world’s leading integrated facilities services providers, has appointed David Fox as managing director for Sodexo Ireland.

Sodexo, one of the world’s leading integrated facilities services providers, has appointed David Fox as managing director for Sodexo Ireland effective from 1st September 2020. David, who comes from Dublin, has held several senior management roles within the organisation, most recently European Account Director for one of Sodexo’s global FMCG manufacturing clients.


David’s new role will focus on evolving the country strategy, incorporating the ‘Rise with Sodexo’ programme, which provides organisations with a systemic approach in adapting to the new business needs and ensuring the safety of people, which is at the forefront of Sodexo’s core values.

David will report into Ireland country president Julie Ennis, who previously held the role and has now become the CEO of Corporate Services for Sodexo UK and Ireland.

Julie Ennis, country president, Sodexo Ireland said “The Covid-19 pandemic has brought about a dramatic shift in how people work, moving facilities management up the value chain, to become a strategic boardroom agenda item.  It is now critical that businesses are re-designing their workplace strategies to provide a consistent, meaningful employee experience for a workforce that is more dispersed than before.”

With a background in facilities services management, David joined Sodexo in 2011 as group facilities manager for one of its Irish-based global FMCG manufacturing clients. He subsequently moved through various roles within the organisation, increasing in seniority, until his appointment as managing director of its operations on the island of Ireland.

Commenting on his new role David Fox said, “I am delighted to be returning to the Irish business and leading the Sodexo team here.  Improving the quality of life of the people and communities around us is at the heart of what we do. Given the unprecedented challenges at present, I’m focused on supporting our clients and our business partners in meeting the new workplace requirements, so that they can adapt and thrive in this rapidly changing environment. “

Sodexo Ireland is part of the global Sodexo Group, a world leader in delivering services that improve the quality of life to clients in business and industry, education, financial, pharma and healthcare. These include food services, infrastructure build, facilities and estate management, optimising the workplace experience, wellness experiences, personal and homecare services. Sodexo employs approximately 3,700 people in over 230 locations in Ireland and Northern Ireland.



Barbara Elliott

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About Sodexo

UK and Ireland 

Sodexo employs over 42,000 people and delivers services that improve the quality of life to clients at over 1,700 locations in the corporate, energy & resources, healthcare, education, leisure, justice and defence sectors. Services range from catering, cleaning, reception to asset management, security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling clients to focus on their core business.


Sodexo Engage is the is the UK’s leader in employee engagement and recognition, providing a range of benefits and incentives to improve motivation in staff. It offers a range of services such as bespoke reward platforms, gift vouchers and discounts at some of the biggest UK cinemas. For more information, please visit the Sodexo Engage website:

Sodexo Group

Founded in Marseille in 1966 by Pierre Bellon, Sodexo is the global leader in services that improve Quality of Life, an essential factor in individual and organizational performance. Operating in 67 countries, Sodexo serves 100 million consumers each day through its unique combination of On-site Services, Benefits and Rewards Services and Personal and Home Services. Sodexo provides clients an integrated offering developed over more than 50 years of experience: from foodservices, reception, maintenance and cleaning, to facilities and equipment management; from services and programs fostering employees’ engagement to solutions that simplify and optimize their mobility and expenses management, to in-home assistance, child care centers and concierge services. Sodexo’s success and performance are founded on its independence, its sustainable business model and its ability to continuously develop and engage its 470,000 employees throughout the world.

Sodexo is included in the CAC Next 20, ESG 80, FTSE 4 Good and DJSI indices.

Key figures (as of August 31, 2019)

  • 22 billion euro in consolidated revenues
  • 470,000 employees
  • 19th largest private employer worldwide
  • 67 countries
  • 100 million consumers served daily
  • 9.5 billion euro in market capitalization (as of July 6, 2020)
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