Oliver Cock, Managing Director, Foodbuy

Oliver is managing director of Foodbuy, a leading food and food related procurement organisation with an annual contracted spend of almost £1 billion.

Oliver was responsible for the creation of the Foodbuy business, which is part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, and has been instrumental in its success to date. He joined Compass Group in 2009 as group procurement director where he delivered a whole new approach to global procurement. He then moved into the Compass Group UK & Ireland business in 2011 as commercial director, before creating and leading Foodbuy.

Passion and innovation spur Oliver on – working with people who really care about doing a great job, and helping get the team’s hands on the new products and services that make what Foodbuy does so ground breaking.

Prior to Foodbuy, Oliver spent 11 years with Diageo managing global categories and the procurement operations in North and South America as well as Europe and Africa. A proud Scotsman and Southampton FC supporter (not a common combination!), a keen cyclist and enthusiastic cook, he is married with two daughters. 

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