Compass appoints board-level marketing director

Compass Group has appointed Yum Brands! marketer John Pain as board-level marketing director for the UK and Ireland. The role is new and Pain joins the food company on April 19.

Pain, who was vice-president of marketing for KFC Asia Pacific, will report to Compass Group UK and Ireland managing director Ian El-Mokadem. Marketing director Bill Vickers will report to Pain.

El-Mokadem says: “This new role on our executive team highlights our commitment to remain the most customer-focused player in the catering and support services business.”

Pain was a member of the board of KFC Japan in his previous role. Prior to that, he was vice-president of food for Taco Bell, marketing director for Yum Brands! in the Middle East and North Africa, UK marketing director for Pepsico Restaurants and marketing director for Fox’s biscuits.

He adds of his new role: “Today’s consumer has more adventurous tastes, creating new opportunities for business such as ours.”

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