Compass Group Canada appoints two new chief operating officers: Michael Hachey and Ashton Sequeira

May 5, 2023
Hachey and Sequeira will oversee national operations amid double-digit growth for the Canadian company.

Compass Group Canada, a leading foodservice and support services company, announced the appointment of Michael Hachey and Ashton Sequeira as chief operating officers. Hachey and Sequeira will oversee national operations amid double-digit growth for the Canadian company.

As chief operating officer, Foodservice & Hospitality, Hachey, who previously held the chief innovation officer role at Compass, oversees all operations within Compass Group Canada’s Business & Industry, Entertainment, Educational and Canteen business. The company’s Eurest, Restaurant Associates (RA) and Levy, Canteen, Chartwells, Quebec and Culinary teams will report into Hachey.

Sequeira, who recently held the chief operating officer role for U.S.-based Levy Restaurants and led the Chartwells Canada business for four years, will focus on anticipated growth within the Healthcare and Remote Services arms of the business. Sequeira will lead the operations teams for the company’s Healthcare and Senior Living, ESS North America and government institution divisions.

“I am thrilled to appoint Michael Hachey and Ashton Sequeira to these business-critical roles within our leadership team,” Saajid Khan, CEO of Compass Group Canada, said in the announcement. “Our company vision has always been people, performance, purpose. Investing in operations is a clear investment in all three of these priority areas. A strong COO structure led by two well-respected, innovative leaders supports our people, elevates our performance and delivers on our purpose. This model also allows us to get even deeper into our sectorized approach and even better understand the specific needs of our clients and guests.” 

Both leaders bring extensive hospitality experience and expertise to their respective roles, with their 28 combined years in the industry, over 15 with Compass Group. The COO structure has been in place since the company’s fiscal year start in October 2022.

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