Neil Lake is the Managing Director of Costa Coffee, UK&I. Neil joined Costa in 2018 as Retail and Operations Director, becoming Managing Director in 2019. Neil has vast international experience, working in Canada, Germany and Ireland and relocated from Melbourne, Australia, to join Costa, where he spent eight years working for Coles Group, most recently as the General Manager for their grocery business. Growing up and to this day, Neil’s mother instilled within him a strong passion for community and he is committed to doing right by the communities Costa source from and operate within. Neil joined the Costa Foundation as a Trustee in 2019, when he also took part in his first Costa Three Peaks Challenge, which raised over £300,000 in total. Neil is a huge supporter of the Costa Foundation and passionate about engaging with store teams every Costa Foundation Friday, raising as much money as possible to further improve the life chances of children in coffee growing communities.