Sodexo kicks off 2018 with new AFC catering boss

(L-R) David Trotter, Divisional Director, Scotland and NI for Sodexo Sports & Leisure, with Euan Stewart and Derek Coulter

Sodexo, the world’s largest services company, announced the appointment yesterday of a new director for its catering operation at Aberdeen Football Club.

Euan Stewart joins Sodexo after running his own consultancy business advising companies expanding in the UK serviced apartment sector.

Sodexo said he had a wealth of hospitality, project management and business development experience, as well as a “solid” understanding of the Aberdeen market after various roles in the hospitality sector over the past 20 years.

Derek Coulter, a Sodexo employee of 32 years, has been promoted to the role of account manager for stadia and racecourses in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Mr Coulter now has responsibility for Sodexo’s operations at venues including Aberdeen FC’s Pittodrie Stadium, Hamilton Park Racecourse, Hampden Park, Perth Racecourse, Windsor Park in Belfast and both Dundee and Dundee United football clubs.

David Trotter, divisional director, Scotland and Northern Ireland at Sodexo Sports and Leisure, said: “We have two very strong individuals taking on important roles in the business that are pivotal to supporting our growth plans for Scotland and Northern Ireland over the next few years.

“Both Derek and Euan bring a wealth of experience to their roles and teams, and I’m very much looking forward to kick-starting 2018 with the extended senior team.”