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Lexington appoints new managing director

Previously, Wood has held high profile operational roles at five-star hotels, clubs and restaurants, including London’s Grosvenor House and the Harbour Club in Chelsea.

Lexington has appointed Matt Wood as its new managing director to lead the business into its next phase of growth, effective from 5 January 2022.

He will replace Julia Edmonds who has been promoted to corporate business development director at Elior, and is also non-executive chair for Lexington.

In his new role, Wood will report to Robin Givens, Elior managing director of UK Contracts. He reportedly plans to grow the business by using the sector expertise of Lexington Catering, Lexington Independents and Lexington Reception Services to provide “unparalleled levels of service”.

Wood joins Lexington from his previous role as managing director of Health Management Ltd. Prior, he was head of operations and head of strategic partnerships for restaurant associates, where he managed and developed operations for “high profile” client catering services across London.

He has also held high profile operational roles at five-star hotels, clubs and restaurants, including London’s Grosvenor House and the Harbour Club in Chelsea.

Wood said: “My passion is in people development and I’m thrilled to have had the opportunity to engage with people in this role throughout my career. I’m looking forward to taking this agenda forward, moving Lexington onwards and upwards in its next stage of growth.”

Julia Edmonds, non-executive chair of Lexington and corporate business development director at Elior, added: “I, along with the wider Lexington team, am excited to welcome Matt who brings experience from his work in the hospitality sector and his most recent role working with clients who share a similar culture and values. 

“As a real foodie he is determined to make a positive impact in the midst of these difficult times and I know that Lexington will flourish under his leadership.”

Givens said: “Matt brings a wealth of experience and is the perfect fit for Lexington’s market leading catering arm and front of house services.

“Lexington is a great brand with an exciting future and I am certain that with Matt’s passion for understanding and delivering for customers, he will drive our next phase of growth. We are all looking forward to him joining our team.”

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