Jan Matthews, CEO of RP Global was delighted to receive the Stadia Award at the Cost Sector Catering Awards earlier this month. Matthews was recognised for her role as Head of Catering Cleaning & Waste (CCW) for LOCOG where she led a team of 22,000 to design, plan, deliver and close the catering, cleaning and waste services at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Jan Matthews and David Russell will lead a seminar during Stadia & Arena 2013 in Istanbul on 23 May.
The CCW team were responsible for all the Olympic venues across London and the rest of the UK, ensuring aspirational food quality, value, visitor experience, innovation and financial benchmarks were met throughout the process. The LOCOG team were supported by leading catering and hospitality experts – The Russell Partnership – who co-authored the Food Vision for London 2012.
Following the Games, Matthews joined the Russell Partnership to head their RP Global division, applying catering and hospitality experience, to support owners and organising committees with their strategic direction, operational planning, mobilisation and effective delivery, to optimise customer experience at major events all over the world.