Oliver Cock is Managing Director of Oli Cock Consulting Services. He has extensive leadership expertise in the foodservice, hospitality and drink industries, and in managing digital, retail and branded consumer goods, having worked in both the private and public sector.

Most recently, Oliver was the Managing Director of Foodbuy UK & Ireland, which he led to become the leading procurement services company in the UK foodservice and hospitality sector. Prior to that, he transformed the commercial function of Compass UK & Ireland into an industry leading and award-winning organisation, having joined Compass in 2009 as their first Group CPO. Before Compass, Oliver was with Diageo, the world’s leading alcoholic drinks company, where he fulfilled a number of different roles.

Oliver’s early career was spent initially with the NHS, completing a graduate Purchasing and Supply Chain scheme before becoming the youngest National Purchasing Manager for NHS Supplies. He went on to spend 31.5 years with Deloitte Consulting, working on assignments across the UK and Europe in the financial, retail, utility, manufacturing and automotive sectors.

Oliver is accomplished at business transformation and change programmes, and an acknowledged functional expert in procurement and supply chain.