Rob Watkins

Chief Information Officer

Rob has served as CIO for the North American Division of Compass Group since 2001. Rob joined Compass Group in 1994, moving from the UK in 1997 to the North American corporate office in Charlotte.

Rob continues to have overall responsibility for leading and aligning the North American technology strategy and resources to enable Compass Group’s continued growth and change.

Prior to joining Compass Group, Rob worked for a number of blue chip organizations in the UK including Pirelli, Reuters and Somerfield.

Rob obtained his BSC(Hons) from the University of Wales; is a qualified Management Accountant and earned his MBA from Cranfield University.

Rob is a board member of Apparo (IT non-profit) and co-chair of the Charlotte CIO Executive Summit.

Rob is married with two daughters, and lives in Charlotte, NC.