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Jan Matthews

Chief Operations Officer

Life before Smart

Jan has enjoyed an illustrious career within the hospitality industry, including managing a team of 22,000 to deliver catering for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and still holds the position as Food and Beverage Advisor to the International Olympic Committee, travelling around the world advising on each and every Game. Jan has also been named as one of the top 100 influential women in the hospitality and travel industry!

This isn't the first time Smart Group and Jan have come together, though; the Group worked closely with her and her team during the 2012 Olympics as caterer for the Olympic Hospitality Centre.

A new challenge for Smart Group

When asked about her plans for Smart, Jan replied: "I’m very excited to take on this new challenge with Smart Group. I’ve long admired the team for their attention to detail, genuine passion for the industry and for the fact that they are incredibly innovative in their approach. I’ll be working alongside the team to ensure Greg’s ambitious vision is realised as we look to grow the individual businesses within the Group whilst driving synergies behind the scenes."

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