Sue Thompson
Vice Chairman
Restaurant Associates

Sue is a strong leader with a real belief in delivering innovation and the highest standards in food and service possible, whilst building strong relationships with her clients and teams. She started her career working with Brian Turner as Manager for his restaurant Turners in Knightsbridge. She then ran Albert Roux's city restaurant, Le Poulbot in Cheapside.

Sue was promoted to General Catering Manager for the Roux Restaurants account for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in 1993. During this time she has worked with many senior chefs, including Gordon Ramsay, Albert Roux and Roger Naylor.

In January 1995, she took up the position of Operations Manager with Roux Fine Dining, a role that developed into Business Director managing key strategic clients such as Merrill Lynch, Coutts, Morgan Stanley and UBS. Whilst in this role Compass UK & Ireland brought the Restaurant Associates brand to the UK and Sue has played a key role in the ongoing development of the Restaurant Associates brand in the UK.

Today, Sue works closely with the Restaurant Associates associate chefs Albert Roux, Michel Roux, Jr. and Jason Atherton. Sue is responsible for Michelin Starred Restaurant, City Social, and Roux at Parliament Square, as well as a significant number of the Restaurant Associates Business & industry clients.