Philip Jansen, former Sodexo chief operating officer, joins building materials firm

Building materials firm Travis Perkins has appointed Sodexo chief operating officer Philip Jansen non-executive director.

Jansen, who is 42, has been at Sodexo since 2004 and is also chief executive of Europe for the group. He has previously held senior posts at My Travel Group and Telewest Communications.

Tim Stevenson, Travis Perkins' chairman, said: “We are delighted to welcome Philip Jansen as a director. He brings with him broad experience of a number of business sectors, and has an impressive track record of leadership in achieving strategic and operational goals. We look forward to him making an important contribution to our board.”