Jamison has moved to ODC Group from her previous role as CEO of Lighter Life UK Ltd, where she was responsible for overseeing a network of 350 franchise owners across the UK and Ireland.
In her new role, Jamison will lead strategic direction and oversee the day-to-day running of ODC Group. She will also assume the responsibilities of Fiacra Nagle, who is departing from his position in March, to take up a role as Managing Director of Compass Group in his native Dublin.
ODC Group non-executive Chairman Kealan Lennon said: “This is great news for the ODC business and brands. I have been searching for quite some time for a permanent UK-based CEO for the business and I am delighted that we have been able to attract talent like Sara’s.”
Talking about her new role Jamison said: “I’m really keen to get started at ODC. Putting a first-class service at the heart of the proposition is fundamental to how I work, and I hope my experience of the franchising model will go a long way to ensuring we can do this better than ever before.”
Jamison started her career working on the shop floor in Iceland Foods Ltd, where she worked her way up to the position of Marketing Director for the company. She has also headed up the marketing function at Virgin Cosmetics, which involved working with around 6,500 selling agents, as well as a retail portfolio.
Lennon added: “Sara will bring valuable experience across sales, training, marketing, retail and franchising, which will enhance our abilities to grow our brand presence and franchise owner operations into the future.”