Burlington, ON, May 28, 2024 - Sodexo Canada, is pleased to announce James Nesbitt has joined the Canadian leadership team as Chief Operating Officer Health & Care, Campus and Corporate Services. A newly created position, James will lead oversight of these recently consolidated segments. 

James brings depth and breadth of experience managing high-performing operations and facilities management teams across senior care, and high-volume food and product retail sector. Along with his solid operational and business background, James has a proven track record of delivering a warm and caring hospitality experience as well as building long-lasting client relations.

 “James’ collaborative approach and passion for developing outstanding management will meaningfully strengthen our leadership team,” said Johanne Bélanger, CEO, Sodexo Canada. “Our emphasis on exceptional service delivery and growing diverse, innovative, and strategic teams is a top priority for James. We look forward to benefitting from his experience, expertise, and passion.” 

Before joining Sodexo, James was most recently at Compass Group Canada where he spent the past 13 years in various business segments, including five years as the President of Marquise Hospitality and President, ESS North America and ECC for the past year. Before joining Compass, James had a career in retail fulfilling operational roles at Wal-Mart and Zellers.

He will be based out of Sodexo’s Burlington office.


Sodexo Canada

Sodexo is the leader in sustainable food service and valued experiences, at every moment in life: learn, work, heal and play. Sodexo is committed to meeting the challenges of everyday life with a dual goal: to improve the quality of life of our employees and those we serve, and to contribute to the economic, social and environmental progress in the communities where we operate. Our purpose is to create a better everyday for everyone to build a better life for all. Sodexo has been recognized as a top employer in Canada for the past seven consecutive years.

Key figures – Sodexo Canada 

  • Recipient of Canada's Greenest Employer Awards 2024
  • RE 100 Achievement (renewable energy) for scope 2 emissions in 2021 
  • Recipient of Canada's Diversity & Inclusion Employer Awards 2021 
  • Global Ecovadis Platinum Rating 2020 
  • 1 million consumers served daily 

To learn more about our sustainability values, practices and partnerships visit Sodexo’s Corporate and Social Responsibility commitments and progress

Media Contact

Stephanie Aubin, Director of Communications
Sodexo Canada

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