Why Compass

Why Compass

Compass Group is Australia’s largest food and support services company with over 11,000 talented people serving up great tasting food and delivering vital support services every day.

Providing world-class food and support services to our clients in Australia for more than forty years, Compass Group has the expertise to make it happen and we partner with our clients to create tailored service solutions, that represent quality, value for money and unique experiences for their customers and employees.

Our Story

Delivering each and every day

Hundreds of thousands of people around Australia rely on us every day to not only provide their breakfasts, lunches and dinners but a range of support services. As more and more organisations are choosing to outsource their food and support services to us, we retain our focus on disciplined, sustainable growth to meet their needs.

Globally, we bring together the combined strength of a Group which operates in 45 countries, with more than 600,000 employees, to deliver the same superior standards of service globally, daily, personally.

Core Values

We set the highest ethical and professional standards at all times. We want all our relationships to be based on honesty, respect, fairness and a commitment to open dialogue and transparency.

We are passionate about delivering superior food and service and take pride in achieving this. We look to replicate success, learn from mistakes and develop the ideas, innovation and practices that will help us improve and lead our market.

We encourage individual ownership but work as a team. We value the expertise, individuality and contribution of all colleagues, working in support of each other and readily sharing good practice, in pursuit of shared goals.

We take responsibility for our actions, individually and as a Group. Every day, everywhere we look to make a positive contribution to the health and wellbeing of our customers, the communities we work in and the world we live in.

We are all accountable for ensuring that every task we do is performed safely and with a positive approach.

Executive Experience

With decades of industry experience, our Executive Team steer our business.

And in a company that serves so many different markets, we’re fortunate that our Executive Team bring vast sector experience to the table. Strategically located throughout Australia, the team not only gives Compass Group Australia a broader standpoint on the world of business, but a strong customer-led perspective so that we can best serve our clients.

Shelley Roberts

Managing Director

John Sheridan

Executive Director Offshore and Remote

Michael Lambourne

Executive Director Defence, Education and Business & Industry

Jeannine Biviano

Executive Director Healthcare

Rosie McArdle

Executive Director People and Safety

Andrew Brightmore

Executive Director Foodbuy

Denham Mack

Executive Director Finance, Legal and Technology

Brett Craig

Executive Director Business Development and Strategic Alliance Group

Ben Graham

Executive Director Business Transformation

Food Re-imagined

A global and local passion for food

Our executive chefs are industry specialists who take pride in showcasing their skills, creating delicious and constantly evolving menus for our clients and customers. Whether the focus is on nutrition, menus designed with environmental concerns in mind or offering a menu prepared by a world class celebrity chef, we can fit any requirement. 

Safety First

Critically important at Compass Group

Our Health, Safety, Environment and Quality policies are unequalled in the catering and support services industry and we take the utmost care to reduce the risk of incidents and injuries in the working environment, and to make sure that we maintain the highest standards of food hygiene and safety.

Responsible Actions

Every day, we see that great food, great service and great experiences have the power to transform everyone’s day. Across the country, our amazing people create outstanding restaurant experiences, fuel busy workers, enhance events and support many thousands of schoolchildren, patients and military personnel.

We have the opportunity to enhance the wellbeing of millions and deliver services to make everyone’s day that little bit brighter. And we are committed to doing all of this responsibly. 

As leaders in the food and services industry we want to ensure our business decisions are ethical and reflect the standards that our customers, shareholders and employees expect of a global organisation.

We are committed to setting the highest standards for responsible business practice which are underpinned by a global framework of policies and measures and are implicit in our Vision and Values, our Code of Business Conduct, Code of Ethics and our Group policies.

Our policies establish a clear framework setting out the standards we expect. This is supported by comprehensive communications and training, designed to ensure that processes and practices within each of our operating units fully comply with local legislation as the minimum requirement and with Group policies. 

Read our Privacy Policy.

Read our 2017 and 2018 Tax Transparency Reports.

Diversity & Inclusion

Everyone Together

Our business is diverse and so are our people. That’s what makes us great. We want our workplace to reflect the community at large and encourage people of all backgrounds, ages, abilities and sexual orientation to apply for roles with us. We actively promote inclusion and seek to create a workplace where everyone has access to resources, opportunities and rewards.

Our Diversity and Inclusion strategy focuses on 4 key pillars: First Nations People, Disability, Gender Equity and Pride.

Sustainable Impact

Our social & environmental commitment

Our rigorous Supply Chain processes, systems and continuous improvement strategies drive compliance to our quality and ethical framework for both approved suppliers and products.

Our sustainability focus includes:

  • Engaging indigenous business
  • Reducing waste
  • Animal welfare & environmental impact reduction
  • Our adoption of the Modern Day Slavery Act