Inspirefest 2017

Thomas Jelley

Director, Sodexo Institute for Quality of Life

Thomas Jelley joined Sodexo in 2008, with responsibility for corporate citizenship across the Sodexo UK and Ireland business. Since October 2013, he has been the director of the Sodexo Institute for Quality of Life, the group’s in-house think tank and a platform for external stakeholder engagement on quality of life. In this role, he has worked on research topics including agility in the 21st-century workplace, the impact of the physical workplace environment on performance, personal interaction and services in an online world. Since 2014, he has convened cross-sector, cross-disciplinary expert round tables in western Europe, India, and North and South America to inform Sodexo’s thinking on the workplace, healthcare and nutrition.

Jelley has dual British and French nationality and works in London and Paris. His professional background is in law but he also holds an MSc in sustainable development. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and speaks fluent French and Spanish.