Angela Williams – HR Director for UK & Ireland, Sodexo

Angela Williams is Human Resources Director (UK and Ireland) for Sodexo responsible for providing strategic

HR leadership to 40,000 employees, as well as part of the global HR Leadership Team. Sodexo is the worldwide

leader in quality of life services in 80 countries with 420,000 employees.

Prior to this role Angela spent 3 years as People and Governance Director for British Gas, part of the Centrica

Group (a FTSE 30 PLC). As part of the British Gas Executive Committee, Angela lead the People team offering an

HR, HSE and Governance service across all areas of the Company, with over 35,000 employees with a balance of

unionised and non unionised teams across the UK, India and South Africa.

Prior to this Angela spent 5 years as Group Human Resources Director for the Land Securities Group plc, the

UK’s leading property investment, property management and development company (a FTSE 50 Company).

Previously Angela has held roles as European HR Director for Electronic Arts Ltd; VP of HR and Organisational

Development for the successful pan-European start up and IPO QXL Ricardo plc, European HR and

Training Manager for the Walt Disney Company Ltd; Training and Development Manager for B.H. Blackwell Ltd

in Oxford and New York, and HR Executive with Esso Petroluem Co. Ltd (Now ExxonMobil).

Angela has held Non Executive Director roles with Central and Cecil Housing Trust (a not-for-profit provider of

housing, care and support to vulnerable people) and First Care Ltd (a provider of first day absence and wellbeing

solutions). She is also a Fellow of the CIPD and the IOD.