Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance

Here you will find information on gategroup's group structure, Board of Directors, Board Committees, Executive Management Board, Articles of Incorporation, Organizational Rules and the Code of Conduct.

Our Board of Directors

Chaired by Adam Tan, gategroup’s Board of Directors is composed of nine members - eight non-executive directors and one executive director: 




Nomination &

Adam Tan



Stewart Gordon Smith



Frank Nang



Gérard Houa



Jean-Marie Le Guen



Xiaofeng (Daniel) Chen 

Frederick W. Reid                   


Xavier Rossinyol
(Executive Director; CEO)


Richard Ong


C = Chairman          M = Member

Click here to read more about our Board of Directors

Executive Management Board

gategroup’s Executive Management Board is made up of the following people:

  • Xavier Rossinyol, Chief Executive Officer
  • Christoph Schmitz, Chief Financial Officer
  • Herman Anbeek, President Americas & EMEA
  • Michel Emeyriat, President Southern Europe & Africa
  • Jann Fisch, President Asia Pacific
  • Federico Germani, Chief Commercial Officer

Click here, to read more about our Leadership Team.

Articles of Association

View the Articles of Association (English and German)

Organizational Regulations

View the Organizational Regulations

Code of Conduct

Our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics is designed to promote honest, ethical and lawful conduct by all employees, officers and directors of gategroup companies and all subsidiaries and entities controlled by them.

View gategroup's Code of Conduct

Tax Strategy

gategroup 's tax strategy is based on the Group's values and code of conduct and aims to comply with all applicable rules, regulations and compliance obligations. It is gategroup's intention to pay the right amount of taxes under given laws and as required in the countries where the Group is liable to taxation.

View gategroup's Tax Strategy 

Gender Pay Gap - UK

Gender Pay Gap legislation introduced in April 2017 requires companies in the United Kingdom to report on legal entities with 250+ employees to publish statutory calculations every year showing how large the pay gap is between their male and female employees. Our report covers all employees in our Gate Gourmet London Ltd entity as at April 2017. This is what we are doing to reduce the gap:

We are embedding gender reviews into our ways of working, this includes:
As part of our 2017 pay review process we conducted an analysis of not only performance ratings but also analysis of performance ratings based upon gender within our business. These demonstrated equal treatment of male and female employees across our UK & I businesses.

We are reviewing our attraction/selection mechanisms, this includes:
Developing broader relationships with organisations, schools and universities to communicate opportunities and company goals to support our aim of ensuring we have the right mix of employees across our organisation.

In 2018 we will be introducing a gategroup graduate programme with a focus on developing a diverse cohort of future operational leaders.

We are improving awareness and understanding for the future, this includes:
Introduction of a leadership development pilot programme which incorporates strong people management skills and enables our managers to demonstrate fairness and equality through all aspects of their work.

Briefing our existing leaders on the output of our gender pay findings and engaging them in the solutions for the future.

We will be not only reviewing our recognition schemes and family friendly policies but also effectively communicating to all in our organisation to ensure that everyone is aware of the options available to them.

We are celebrating and promoting gender equality, this includes:
International Women's Day: 8 March 2018
National Work Life Week: 1-5 October 2018

View the Gender Pay Gap Report