There has been a protest vote over the number of boardroom seats held by a director at Compass.
The contract food company has revealed that 22% of investors at its annual meeting voted against the re-election of Ireena Vittal to its board.
According to the company's website, she is a former partner at management consultants McKinsey and also a director of Godrej Consumer Products, Wipro, Indian Hotels Company, Titan and Cipla Limited.
The company acknowledged the scale of the vote against her. It said: "Over the last 12 months Mrs Vittal has reduced the number of non-executive roles held and the Board believes that she continues to discharge her role at Compass Group plc effectively. However, the board takes seriously the results of the AGM and will engage with shareholders to understand and discuss their concerns regarding over-boarding".