Managing Director - UK & IE - Costa Coffee
Jason has spent the majority of his career working in the hospitality industry having begun his career with Tesco and then holding senior roles at TGI Fridays, Travelodge and Care UK.
He joined Costa as Operations Director in 2010 with the role of overseeing and improving the operational efficiency of the UK store network, which stood at around 900 coffee shops at the time.
In 2013 Jason was promoted to the role of Managing Director for the UK Retail business, which included all equity and individual franchise stores with great success.
He graduated from Harvard Business School on their Advanced Management Programme in 2015 and in May of that year Jason moved to the international division and was appointed as Managing Director, EMEI where he had the responsibility of replicating the success of the UK business in the 30 international markets Costa operates in order to meet the 2020 milestone targets of increasing Costa system sales from £1.4 billion today to c.£2.5 billion by 2020.
Jason returned back to the UK&I business in 2016 to undertake the role of Managing Director across a growing estate of over 2,000 shops. Costa has been awarded the UK’s favourite coffee shop for the eighth consecutive year and is the fastest growing coffee shop business in the UK.
Jason’s favourite coffee is a flat white and he lives in South-East London with his family.