Michelle Hanson

Michelle is an experienced Commercial director within the food and facilities sector. Operating at UK board level, Michelle has held numerous posts primarily with Sodexo PLC - an international organisation, employing in the UK 30,000 people with a turnover of £1.2 billion.

In her role of Executive Director, Michelle was responsible for supply chain, Information technology and consumer marketing. Michelle was a member of Sodexo’s global supply chain leadership team, and lead non food procurement for Europe. Michelle has led major capital investment and change management programmes in: supply chain management at a global level; and implementation of SAP for Sodexo’s end to end business process. She is well versed with operational delivery within large, complex businesses and had roles in the Business and Industry, Education and Healthcare sectors.

Within the UK, Michelle was Managing Director for the Education Food Services and Facilities Division of Sodexo. During this time Michelle graduated with an MSc in International Hospitality

Michelle led the establishment of Sodexo’s Diversity and Inclusion Council and developed a focus on Supply Chain Sustainability and other industry first initiatives.

Michelle is currently Chair of the Sodexo Pension Fund with 8,500 members, and Chair of the Investment and Administration Committees.

Michelle was appointed to the Board in April 2017.