Belinda Oakley is the Chief Executive Officer of Chartwells K12, a division of the Compass Group. With 16,000 associates in more than 4,200 schools, ranging from large public institutions to small charter schools across the country, Chartwells is recognized as a market leader. Belinda recognizes the critical role the organization plays in serving nutritious food that students crave so they can thrive in school and throughout their lives. Her leadership style focused on building collaborative and results-oriented teams has led to customer-centric and community-minded innovations.
With nearly two decades of foodservice operations experience, Belinda’s career has spanned multiple countries including the United States, United Kingdom and Australia. In addition to a multi-national perspective, she has gained valuable insights from her roles in franchised and company-owned retail operations, fast food and quick serve restaurants, and foodservice management.