Why Compass Group

Why Compass Group

Compass Group is Australia’s largest food and support services company driving ethical and professional services standards. We proudly have over 13,000 talented people serving up great tasting food and delivering vital support services every day to our clients across Australia.

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

Our Story

Delivering each and every day

Hundreds of thousands of people around Australia rely on us to not only provide their breakfasts, lunches and dinners but a full 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.

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Core Values

Our Purpose

At Compass Group Australia we serve a better future by enriching people, communities and our planet

We do this because we believe that:

  • Everyone should be seen and nourished as a whole person 
  • Great service starts with understanding what people value most
  • To positively impact a community, we must respect what makes it unique
  • Positive change for our future starts with better choices today 

Executive Experience

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

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.

Jo Taylor

Managing Director

John Sheridan

Executive Director - Offshore & Remote

Andrej Kultan

Executive Director - Business Transformation

Annie Schmidt

Executive Director - People & Safety

Bart Murray

Executive Director - Legal Counsel

Brett Craig

Executive Director - Growth

Michael Lambourne

Executive Director - Defence, Education & Business & Industry

Stephanie Nixon

Executive Director - Finance & Technology

Suzy Hudson

Executive Director - Healthcare

Toby Edmunds

Executive Director - BHP

Andrew Brightmore

Executive Director - Foodbuy

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Food Re-imagined

A global and local passion for food

Our executive chefs are industry specialists who take pride in showcasing their skills. They create 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. Therefore, 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.

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Responsible Actions

Across our Compass Group Australia organisation we understand that great food, great service and great experiences have the power to transform our day. Because of this our amazing people work hard to create these outstanding dining and hospitality experiences, to fuel the nation’s workforce, to deliver memorable 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. Additionally, we are committed to doing all of this responsibly. 

As leaders in the food and services industry we are committed to ensuring 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. These are implicit in our Code of Business Conduct (also available in other languages here), Human Rights Policy and our Modern Day Slavery Statement and Vendor Quality Assurance Protocol.

Compass Group Australia’s policies establish a clear framework setting out the standards we expect. Further supported by comprehensive communications and training which has been 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. 

Our global focus on human rights and the eradication of Modern Slavery place both our own people and those employed across our domestic and international supply chains at the heart of who we are at Compass Group. Equally, everyone deserves to be treated fairly and with respect in the workplace. As such we empower our people to speak up via our Speak Up We’re Listening portal if they see something that isn’t right, aligned to our Speak and Listen Up policy. Our SpeakUp facility is anonymous and confidential.

For our Supply Partners, we invite you to read our Compass Group Purchase Order T&Cs. As well as our Global Supplier Code of Conduct and Invoice Submission Procedure.

Read our Privacy Policy, Boilerplate Provisions and GST Clause.

Read our 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 Tax Transparency Reports.

Diversity & Inclusion

Everyone Together

Our business is diverse and so are our people. That’s what makes us great. So 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.

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Sustainable Impact

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.

Compass Group Australia’s sustainability focus includes:

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