Senior management


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Xuemei Bennink-Bai

Divisional Managing Director, Asia Pacific

Aged 44. Appointed in October 2009. Formerly Managing Director of Unilever Food Solutions China and a member of the Unilever Food Solutions Board for Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Prior to this she held a wide range of positions with Unilever in general management, sales, project management and research in China, Vietnam, the Netherlands and the UK.

Mike Brown

Divisional Managing Director, Facilities Services

Age 54. Appointed in September 2010. Formerly Group Director of Operations and prior to that CEO of Integrated Services at Serco Group plc. Prior to this spent most of his career with BOC Group holding managing director positions in Europe, China and South East Asia and globally. Originally qualified as a Chartered Accountant and has also worked for Nestle Ltd and GKN. A non-executive director of N G Bailey Ltd.

Bryan Kinsella

Chief Information Officer

Aged 54. Joined in 2007. Formerly Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of the Society of International Telecommunications and Aeronautics having previously held board positions at Vertex (part of United Utilities), the Computer Science Corporation and executive roles at ASDA and International Computers.

Martin Sawkins

Group HR Director

Aged 55. Joined in November 2008. Previously held positions as Group HR Director, HomeServe plc; Group HR Director, The AA Limited and HR Director, Centrica Home and Road Services. Prior to this held a number of senior positions in HR and operations in British Aerospace and United Biscuits.

Peter Slator

Divisional Managing Director, Textiles & Hygiene Services

Aged 50. Appointed Divisional Managing Director in April 2009. Previously worked for 28 years with Unilever, having been Executive Chairman in Australasia and prior to that the Group Head of IT and before that Managing Director of the Foods business in Japan.