The Executive Team recommends and supervises the implementation of Sodexo's strategies. The Executive Team tracks the implementation of action plans, monitors business unit performance and assesses the potential benefits and risks of growth opportunities.
Barry Telford is CEO of Sodexo Canada. Barry is a visionary leader committed to developing an environment that allows an operations team to excel in delivering value and ensuring client relationships are built on trust. Barry brings vast experience and solid leadership credentials gained through 25 years of industry exposure.
Over the past six years Barry has led both food and on-site facility management teams for Sodexo Canada. Before joining Sodexo Canada, Barry led the operations of 221 restaurants in Ontario and was responsible for improving brand equity and financial performance through improved service levels and developing selected multi-branded sites across Canada. Barry also formed and led a private equity group that owned & operated 26 restaurants in Ontario.
Barry has a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Toronto as well as a Masters of Business Administration from McMaster University. He serves as Co-Chair of Second Harvest’s Board of Directors.
Christophe Airault leads the Corporate team that provides Quality of Life services; including food services, facilities management, and maintenance of on-site technical equipment and facilities; to employees and clients in the corporate, industry and manufacturing sectors.
Christophe is a leader with worldwide experience. He joined Sodexo in 2002 where he held various positions in Europe, Asia and Latin America. Recently, he focused on global clients and managed major global contracts for integrated Quality of Life services. Christophe is an engineer, holds a Master’s degree in Public Works from ESTP and an MBA from ESSEC Business School.
Suzanne Bergeron leads Human Resources for Sodexo in Canada. She is responsible for labour relations, operational human resources support, total rewards, payroll, claims, organizational development, training and talent acquisition.
Suzanne joined Sodexo Canada in 2005 as executive assistant and office manager in Montreal. In 2011 she moved to France to take on the role of Office Manager for the Group CEO, Michel Landel where she coordinated Group Executive Committee activities, as well as the coordination of events related to the International Committee. In this role, she played an active part in the creation of the company’s global transformation, with a focus on the HR requirements such a change requires
As Vice President, her team’s mission is to support being a partner of choice for Sodexo clients, an employer of choice, an agent of sustainable and profitable growth and supporter of operational excellence.
Suzanne graduated from the Institut du tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ), and her background includes operations experience in both the restaurant and hotel industry. She was also an entrepreneur and business owner before moving to France.
Engineering and Construction
Erwin Joosten heads Engineering and Construction Projects for North America. His team supports those who live and work in extreme conditions, often in isolated locations, ensuring that their needs for comfort, safety and well-being are met.
Erwin has worked in 10 different countries and joined Sodexo in 2005. As Managing Director for Sodexo Angola from May 2009-2012, Erwin was responsible for operating 36 locations and 1150 employees providing services to both on and offshore clients. Prior to this role, Erwin was the Director of Operations for Remote Site Management and Leisure segment with Sodexo Saudi Arabia, where he was responsible for 80 locations and over 1250 employees.
Bill Keith heads the Universities Division in Canada. In this role, he provides leadership and operational accountability to Sodexo’s universities business.
Bill began his career with Sodexo in 1991 and has held many positions including Food Service Director, General Manager, District Manager and Director of Operations for Western Canada.
With over 25 years of leadership experience Bill is passionate about providing exceptional customer service. He focuses on providing clients with innovative, value-added solutions that help solve their big business issues.
Bill is a team builder and passionate about enhancing Sodexo’s brand and growing the business. He currently serves on the Sodexo Foundation Board and enjoys participating in Sodexo’s impact program. With a passion for achieving a zero-harm culture, Bill also proudly serves on the Universities Safety Steering Committee.
Brian Kimmett is head of Sodexo Canada’s Healthcare Division with over 30 years of progressive experience.
Brian and his team focus on establishing strong client relationships that drive innovative and progressive solutions in Canadian healthcare. His extensive labour relations knowledge is critical to this role and provides both Sodexo and his clients with valued-added experience.
A graduate of the University of Saskatchewan Health Care Administration program, School of Commerce, Brian also holds a Project Management Certificate from Langara College and is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
Onshore Energy and Mining
Ivor MacGregor leads the North American Onshore Energy and Mining team. He joined Sodexo in 2000 as a Director of Operations, responsible for the delivery of facility management services for all remote sites in western and northern Canada. In 2012, Ivor assumed the role of Vice President Western Canada Remote Sites. In 2015, he was promoted to his current position.
Prior to Sodexo, Ivor owned and operated his own restaurant and off site catering company offering high end quality dining to large functions and various airlines. Ivor is a trained Red Seal Chef and Holds the designations of C.C.C. (Certified Chef de Cuisine), and FMP (Facility Management Professional).
Ivor prides himself in taking a collaborative approach to driving business results and offering innovative solutions to Sodexo operations, as well as being a true partner to Sodexo clients and Indigenous stakeholders. Ivor holds himself personally accountable for the safety performance and employee engagement within his teams and is a champion of diversity. He also sits on the STOP Hunger Foundation Board of Directors.
Communications and Corporate Affairs
Katherine Power leads Communications and Corporate Affairs with Sodexo Canada. Katherine is responsible for developing a comprehensive and integrated strategy for managing Sodexo Canada’s overall external relationships and reputation including with media, stakeholders and community groups as well as leading brand management, communications, corporate responsibility, Indigenous relations and diversity & inclusion to help the company achieve its business goals and objectives in Canada while supporting the communities where our employees live and work. She is also Executive Director of Sodexo’s STOP HUNGER Foundation in Canada.
Prior to her joining Sodexo in 2011, Katherine held positions in the healthcare, automotive, amateur sport, and telecom sectors.
Katherine has an Honours degree in Rhetoric and Professional Writing from the University of Waterloo, a Management Certificate from Carleton University with a concentration in Marketing, and a Diploma in International Trade from FITT. She serves on the Board of Directors at the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business and is Vice Chair of the Board at Food4Kids Ontario.
Finance and Business Development
Wendy leads the finance and sales support teams in Canada. She’s responsible for strategic leadership of the finance function with an emphasis on driving impactful national initiatives that improve profitability, support growth and deliver innovative solutions. Wendy and her team also strive to align financial growth initiatives through best practice financial analysis and reporting.
With over 14 years in progressive roles within the financial services industry, Wendy brings a wealth of experience in leading finance and customer facing teams. She also brings a wide range of global experience from a variety of positions in financial management while working in the US and UK.
Wendy earned a Certificate in FinTech from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), is a CPA with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and holds BA and MA degrees in Human Sciences from Oxford University.