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.
President, Sodexo Canada
Barry Telford is President 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.
Senior Vice President Remote Sites
Erwin Joosten is Senior Vice President Remote Sites with Sodexo Canada. Erwin leads a team that 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 & Leisure segment with Sodexo Saudi Arabia, where he was responsible for 80 locations and over 1250 employees.
Vice President Communications & Corporate Affairs
Katherine Power is Vice President Communications & 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, aboriginal affairs 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 is fluent in English and French.
Katherine and her husband David have two children, Emilie and Blake. Katherine enjoys downhill skiing and being a hockey mom in the winter and water sports at the cottage in the summer.
Vice President Finance
Jerome Vos is Vice President of Finance, Sodexo Canada. Jerome leads the Finance Team in developing and executing budgets, supporting financial training and reporting and analysis on financial results.
Jerome has been with Sodexo for fifteen years. His began as a Financial Analyst within Sodexo and has progressed through many roles in the Finance Department. Jerome supported in successfully securing and managing the finance functions for the 2010 Winter Olympics. As Regional Controller, Jerome supported the segment through a three year growth phase that resulted in a 150% revenue growth and 200% profit improvement.
Jerome is a Certified Management Accountant and achieved his Honours Bachelor of Business from Redeemer University-College.