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What We Know About Deliveroo’s New CEO

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By Published On: August 22, 20190 Comments

Deliveroo aims to reach 17,000 participating restaurants with 10,000 riders by the end of 2019. Its newly appointed CEO hopes to get them to that goal.

Deliveroo has appointed Ed McManus as the new CEO of the food delivery company. Previously the CEO of Meridian Energy and Powershop Australia, he has been recruited to help maximise the company’s growth in the next few months.

Deliveroo has plans to expand its number of riders to 10,000, and increase the collection of participating restaurants to 17,000 before the end of 2019, the company says. Mr McManus has been the CEO of Meridian Energy and Powershop Australia since January 2016.

Earlier in 2019, Deliveroo announced that Greg Ellis would take the role of Senior Advisor, as well as Laura Huddle as Commercial Director, Jeremy Brook as Head of Marketing and Joane Woo as Head of Corporate Affairs.

Mr McManus’ role is immediate and involves increasing the food selection available from selected restaurants. He will also oversee the improvement in operations, offering ‘the most reliable delivery service; and to be the partner of choice for restaurants and riders alike, offering work and support tailored to their needs and best interests’.

“I am delighted to take on this exciting challenge. I’m passionate about food and passionate about growing companies that are built on innovation and breaking new ground. Deliveroo combines both,” Mr McManus explained.

“The scale of the opportunity ahead is huge, and one the whole team is looking forward to taking on. Deliveroo wants to become the definitive food company, and so we will make sure we cater for every food occasion and bring people the amazing food they want, whenever and wherever they want it.”

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