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Centerplate's Adam Elliott departs as new COO appointed

Centerplate's Adam Elliott departs as new COO appointed

Centerplate president of UK operations Adam Elliott is to leave the business, as it announced the appointment of a new chief operating officer.

Elliott stepped up to the role of chief executive of Lindley Group (now Centerplate) in September 2010, having previously worked at Elior.

Lindley Group was rebranded late last year as Centerplate UK after the company, which specialises in venue and event catering at stadiums, arenas, racecourses and museums, was taken over by US foodservice firm Centerplate.

Adrian Dishington will take on the role of chief operating officer in the UK, reporting to Centerplate president and CEO Des Hague.

Hague, said: "Adrian is an outstanding leader with a track record of success in managing world-class hospitality enterprises. His experience building high-performing teams and adding value to relationships with clients, partners and colleagues across an array of operations makes him ideally-suited to lead the Centerplate team in delivering outstanding hospitality to our clients and guests."

Originally from Scotland, Dishington holds a degree in Hospitality Management from Dundee University, and has more than 20 years' experience in the hospitality industry. He joined Centerplate in North America in 2010 as the executive responsible for Centerplate in the Pacific Northwest. He has held prominent roles in fine dining, travel, professional sports, and leisure operations ranging from elite cruise lines and four- and five-star luxury hotels to national parks and top professional sports and concert venues.

Dishington said: "I am very excited to return home to the UK and am extremely pleased to have been selected to lead this talented team at a pivotal moment in the company. It is a true honour to assume this responsibility and to work with such exceptional clients and partners."

As the company's top executive in the UK, Dishington will assume responsibility for Centerplate's client portfolio across the United Kingdom.

Commenting about Elliott's departure, Des Hague said: "We thank Adam for his dedication, passion and the many important strategic contributions he's made to Centerplate. His leadership established a solid foundation for Centerplate's future in Europe, and we wish him every success for the future."

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