Our Culinary Lead of Projects is a ‘Woman to Watch’

We have an exciting announcement – our very own Culinary Lead of Projects, Gemma Evans-Hurley, has made the Women to Watch & Role Models for Inclusion in Hospitality, Travel and Leisure (HTL) Index 2022.

Produced by WiHTL in partnership with The MBS Group, the index is a non-competitive list of women pushing to drive change and smash glass ceilings. It offers a chance to celebrate female talent across the hospitality, travel and leisure industries, as well as individuals who are role modelling inclusion in its broadest sense.

Working towards a great future for women in food

Gemma Evans-Hurley is a passionate chef with a diverse wealth of industry experience. As Culinary Lead of Projects at Compass Group UK&I, Gemma supports on our culinary projects and innovation – and is currently busy working on our roadmap to reach Climate Net Zero by 2030.

Gemma’s also the proud Chair for Women in Food at Compass Group UK&I, which strives for diversity and inclusion within our working environment. On the topic of Women in Food and when asked why more women should aspire to work in the hospitality, leisure and tourism industry, she said:

‘The Women in Food network has been instrumental in supporting change around maternity, menopause and working environments which allows us to champion the

best for all our employees. I am passionate for change for people and change that supports our road map to net zero. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of history?’

You can read more about Gemma’s rise as a woman in her industry, as well as her thoughts around role modelling on page 24 of the 2022 Index.

Eurest Chefs
Chef Gemma Evans Hurley

A bit about WiHTL and The MBS Group

WiHTL is a Collaboration Community devoted to increasing diversity and inclusion across hospitality, travel and leisure. Their mission is to support companies across these industries to create diverse and inclusive environments and to positively impact 5 million employees globally by 2025.

For more than 30 years, The MBS Group has been a leading sector-specialist executive search firm advising all consumer-facing industries, with a particular focus on the hospitality, travel and leisure sector. Considered by clients as the partner of choice when searching for critical leadership roles that make a difference, The MBS Group work at board level and on executive positions across all functions of strategic importance.

Further reading