Proudly customer-focused leadership

Led by our highly experienced management team, each with extensive knowledge of our services and the finer details of ensuring a healthy and comfortable quality of life for our offshore customers. 

Hugh Rapson Head of Francois Offshore Catering

Hugh Rapson’s career began in 1985 with Debenhams before moving into Remote Sites Catering in 1999 with Sodexo. In the early years Hugh supported a global client base spanning the Shetland Islands to the Falkland Islands. Moving from Sodexo to the Compass Group in 2011, Hugh held the position of UK Finance Manager for the Shell contract. Returning to Sodexo’s leadership team in 2013 as Business Development Director, Hugh spent the next 7 years growing the company's energy portfolio with a diverse range of oil, gas and renewables clients. Hugh joined Francois Offshore Catering in January 2020 as Business Head.

Iain Mearns International Operations Manager

Iain Mearns Joined Francois Offshore Catering in 2019 as International Operations Manager, following an extensive career in both onshore and offshore catering industries. Experienced in both Senior Chef and Camp Boss roles, Iain has a refined understanding of what it takes to provide a first-class catering and housekeeping service to the offshore industry. Having also studied Consumer Product Management to Degree level and worked on New Product Development within the retail sector, Iain has a fine eye for detail and an in-depth understanding in how to tailor a service or product to exceed clients' expectations.

Richard Henry Commercial Manager

Richard Henry holds co-responsibility for all global commercial and marketing activities for Francois Offshore Catering. Richard has a genuine passion for personable customer service and great tasting food which has led to a long career within various management roles in service industry. Experienced in tackling environmental, social and economic challenges, Richard utilises innovation, technology and resource efficiency to offer tailored and cost effective services to clients.

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