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Cousins continues to push Compass Group hard, building on its impressive global reputation with growth in North America, Asia and Europe in the past 12 months. He also offset underperformance in Australia with investment in emerging markets and he continues to win major new contracts.
Falling oil prices and an end to the natural resources boom led to lower demand for its services in energy and commodity companies but Cousins responded with a swift restructuring. Profits have taken a temporary hit but the CEO remains positive his bold plan to pull out of less than stellar markets will pay off.
The Grocer's Power List 2016 reflects a sector in upheaval
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Richard Cousins, CEO, Compass (11)