ARAMARK UK's Management Committee
Andrew Main - Chief Executive Officer, ARAMARK Ltd
Andrew joined ARAMARK UK in 1994 as Divisional Director of Scotland and Offshore Operations. He was promoted to Managing Director of Specialist Markets in 2000.
In 2002, he relocated to the United States to serve as Executive Vice President for the Business Services division of ARAMARK Corp., ARAMARK UK's parent company. He was promoted to President of the Business Services division in 2003 and Chief Executive of ARAMARK UK in early 2005.
A fellow of the Institute of Hospitality (IOH), Andrew spent most of his working life in the hospitality industry. He is a graduate of Napier University in Edinburgh and received his MBA from Strathclyde Graduate Business School.
Andrew currently sits on BITC's Business Action on Volunteering's Leadership Committee.
Mark Faulkner, Head of UK Operations
Mark joined ARAMARK in January 2011 as Head of UK Operations.
Mark holds a Bsc Honours Degree in Civil Engineering from Coventry and an MBA from Cranfield University.
Before joining ARAMARK, Mark held senior positions in Sales, Marketing and General Management. After graduating, Mark undertook a short service commission with the Royal Engineers. He left the army to join Industry and became International Business Development Manager and then Head of Marketing for the construction and chemicals company, Burmah Castrol.
Mark subsequently joined GE Capital where he became MD for Penske TMS, Europe. Mark returned to the UK in 2003 and joined a division of BSI running part of a global testing company. He then moved to Amey in a Business Development role. Mark was transferred through promotion within the Ferrovial organisation ultimately running the UK subsidiary of Swissport, a ground handling business as CEO.
Aidan Bell, Managing Director, ARAMARK Workplace Solutions
Aidan joined ARAMARK in 2010 and heads its ARAMARK Workplace Solutions division, which provides 'hard' and 'soft' facilities management, either standalone or alongside ARAMARK's food services. Among others, ARAMARK offers engineering, cleaning, reception services, and mechanical and electrical maintenance.
Aidan joined ARAMARK from Balfour Beatty Workplace, where he was a director. He is a member of the British Institute of Facilities Management and a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.
Aidan is responsible for driving forward the company's growth plans for its facilities management operations.
Desmond Doyle, Chief Financial Officer
Des joined ARAMARK in August 2010 as Chief Financial Officer.
Before joining ARAMARK, Des held various senior positions in the recruitment and support services industry. Most recently he was Group CEO at Impellam Group plc; previously he was Chief Financial Officer then Group CEO at The Corporate Services Group plc; and prior to that was Group Finance Director at Reed Health Group plc.
Des also has experience in the telecoms and electronics markets, having been a Finance Director at VERO Group plc before becoming Chief Financial Officer – Europe & Asia at APW Inc. Des has also served as a Non-executive director of Marketing Matters Limited – a marketing and PR company.
Des qualified as a chartered accountant with Coopers & Lybrand now PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
Robbie Wheeler, HR Director
Robbie joined ARAMARK UK in 2005 as HR Director.
She is a member of CIPD and holds MAs in Industrial Relations and Employment Law, and has also completed a second degree in European Law.
Before joining ARAMARK, Robbie was Group HR Director for Land Securities and a main Board Director at Land Securities Trillium. As HR Director of ARAMARK, Robbie is responsible for all aspects of human resource policy across the organisation, including training and development.
Tony Heddon, UK Sales Director
Tony joined ARAMARK in September 2010 as UK Sales Director.
Before joining ARAMARK, Tony has had a long standing career in the Sales and Business Development function with both Sodexo and Compass.
Tony commenced his career with Gardner Merchant as an operator and has undertaken all of the key front-line operating roles before moving into sales with Sodexo post their acquisition of Gardner Merchant. Tony moved to Compass in 2003 and held key business development roles, before taking up the role of UK Sales Director for Eurest Services.