Domino’s new COO officially starts leadership role

Domino's new COO
Kerri Hayman officially starts her chief operating officer role. (Source: Supplied)

Domino’s Pizza’s new chief operating officer, Kerri Hayman, today takes up her role overseeing operations for almost 900 stores. The pizza giant announced her appointment back in May.

Hayman has 35 years of hands-on experience, including owning and operating 14 Domino’s stores in South Carolina and Georgia in the US, for nearly a decade. Before that she headed up operations for Domino’s Pizza Group in the UK.

Hayman began making pizzas at the age of 15 as a favour to her older brother, Don Meij, who was a Silvio’s Pizza store manager. Meij is today the DPE Group CEO and managing director.

“Don needed staff and the plan was to only work for him for a few months to help him out, but I ended up quitting my other job at a bakery and staying on,” Hayman said.

She was the first female member of the Domino’s ANZ leadership team and is the recipient of more than 30 awards.

“I grew up in this business and worked alongside so many team members who are now among our most successful and longest serving franchisee partners,” Hayman said. “Understanding where we’ve come from, and the extraordinary potential of where Domino’s can take you, will be a real advantage in supporting our next generation of store owners.”