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.
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 is President of Sodexo Canada. Through her People First leadership approach, she is committed to delivering innovative, client-focussed solutions. Part of her mission is to make Sodexo the partner of choice for clients and the employer of choice for Canadians.
Suzanne also leads Human Resources, 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 work with the Group CEO and the Group CHRO (Chief Human Resources Officer) where she played an instrumental role in the company’s global transformation.
She has a passion for food and hospitality, and knows all areas of restaurant and hotel operations. Prior to joining Sodexo, Suzanne was an entrepreneur, running her speciality food and pastry shop. She graduated from the Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec (ITHQ).
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.
Gareth Ellis leads Service Operations.Gareth recently returned to Canada after two and half years in Australia mobilizing and leading the Rio Tinto account, Sodexo’s largest contract globally.
Gareth has over 18 years’ experience with Sodexo in various roles.He previously held the position of Vice President Group Internal Audit for North America.
Gareth holds degrees in Business and Finance, as well as Accounting from Leek College of Further Education in Staffordshire, England. He has his accounting designation from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in the UK.
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).
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.
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, the Ontario Tourism Education Corporation (OTEC), and is Chair of the Board at Food4Kids Ontario.