Compass Group has announced that group finance director Johnny Thomson will stand down by the end of December.
The group will begin its search for a successor immediately.
Paul Walsh, Compass Group chairman, said: "We are very grateful to Johnny for his significant contribution to Compass over the last nine years and wish him all the very best for the future."
CEO Dominic Blakemore added: "Johnny has played a critical role in Compass' success, both managing regions of our group and as group finance director, and he leaves the business in strong financial health. I wish Johnny well and thank him for his contribution to the business."