sydney - CEO Richard Cousins of the British Compass Group, the world's largest caterer, was killed by a plane crash in Australia. His two sons, his girlfriend and her daughter and the pilot of the seaplane were killed in the crash, according to Australian media on Monday.
The seaplane crashed by unknown cause on Sunday in the Hawkesbury River north of Sydney. The aircraft was from a company that provides short flights for tourists who want to eat at a luxurious restaurant by the river.
The 58-year-old Cousins would step on March 31 as CEO of Compass Group. Dominic Blakemore takes over from Cousins from New Year's Day.
In the Netherlands Compass Group has nearly 5,000 employees.