‘Surround yourself with talent and give them autonomy’

Each week, we profile one of Ireland’s foremost corporate leaders, tracing their career to date and exploring the lessons they have learned along the way. This week, we meet David Barker of Aramark

2nd July, 2017
David Barker, director of sales for Aramark in northern Europe Picture: Fergal Phillips

David Barker is director of sales for Aramark in northern Europe. The American-owned company entered the Irish market in 2005. It provides food service, property and facilities management services to hospitals, universities, school districts, stadiums and businesses in 22 countries, and employs 16,000 people in northern Europe.

Barker joined Aramark six years ago in his current role, having previously worked with Cuisine de France as sales director. He manages 30 sales staff in Ireland, Britain, Scandinavia and the...

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