The Group Executive comprises of the Group’s senior executives.

The Group Executive has responsibility for the development of our overall purpose, vision and strategy as well as holding collective accountability for overall business performance and the development and deployment of functional excellence.

This Group comprising of the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Commercial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Chief People Officer, Chief Strategy & Transformation Officer and Group General Counsel & Company Secretary.

Dalton Philips
Chief Executive Officer

Dalton joined as Chief Executive Officer in September 2022 and has overall responsibility for running the business, driving shareholder value and developing strong relationships with stakeholders. Dalton’s roles, prior to joining Greencore include chief executive of daa plc, the global airports and travel retail group, chief executive of Wm Morrison plc, then a FTSE 100 company and the UK’s fourth largest supermarket chain, chief executive of luxury goods retailer Brown Thomas Group, and chief operating officer of Canadian retailer Loblaw Companies Limited. Dalton also served as a senior advisor to the Boston Consulting Group.

He started his career with Jardine Matheson followed by Walmart.

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Catherine Gubbins
Chief Financial Officer

Appointed as Chief Financial Officer with effect from 6 February 2024.

Catherine is an experienced CFO with a strong track record of successfully leading all finance, legal and procurement functions while at daa plc. Catherine joined Greencore from daa plc, the global airports and travel retail group, having worked there for nine years in various finance roles including as Director of Finance and since March 2021, as Group CFO.

Before moving to daa plc, Catherine spent 16 years as a Senior Manager in assurance and business advisory with PwC Ireland, working with a broad range of the firm’s most significant clients.

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Andy Parton
Chief Commercial Officer

Andy is Chief Commercial Officer, responsible for setting and delivering the commercial strategy and agenda. The role covers marketing, insights and category management, product development and management, sales and procurement.

Prior to this Andy was Business Director for our Food to Go business. Andy joined Greencore in 2014 having previously held senior commercial positions in Aldi and PepsiCo.

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Guy Dullage
Chief People Officer

Guy is Chief People Officer and is responsible for human resources across the Group. Prior to this, Guy served as HR Director for the Prepared Meals business.

Guy joined Greencore in 2015. Previously, he held a variety of senior HR roles in the UK and Europe, with the majority of his experience over this time within the manufacturing sector. Guy has also held a number of directorships, board and pension trustee roles during his career. Guy became a fellow of the CIPD in 2014.

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Nigel Smith
Chief Strategy & Transformation Officer

Nigel is Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer, with responsibility for development and integration of Group strategy and our broader change agenda.

He joined Greencore in 2017, and has held a variety of roles supporting the strategic development of the Group, before taking on executive leadership of strategy since 2021. Prior to joining Greencore, Nigel worked as a strategy consultant with McKinsey & Company, and in multiple public policy positions within European Union institutions.

Nigel is an alum of Trinity College Dublin, Sciences-Po in Paris and the College d’Europe in Bruges. He has also completed Executive Education at the UCD Smurfit School.

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Lee Finney
Chief Operating Officer

Lee joined Greencore in October 2022 as Chief Operating Officer. He is the executive accountable for technology, sustainability, and the end-to-end supply chain.

He has extensive experience in transforming the operational performance of global businesses, having held vice president, chief transformation officer and chief supply officer roles in the UK, Europe, North America and Australasia.

Lee has an MBA, was awarded the Advanced Management Program, and has completed executive programmes at MIT and Stanford, USA.

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Damien Moynagh
General Counsel & Group Company Secretary

Damien joined Greencore in November 2022 and is responsible for leading Greencore’s Legal and Company Secretariat functions.

With over 20 years’ experience as a corporate/M&A lawyer and senior executive in Europe, the US and Asia, Damien was most recently general counsel and company secretary of FTSE-listed UDG Healthcare plc, responsible for its legal, corporate secretarial, risk, compliance, quality and sustainability functions. Prior to this, Damien practiced at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Maples and Calder.

Educated at University College Dublin and Université Toulouse Capitole, he has also completed executive education programmes at Cambridge University and Columbia University.

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Jonathan Solesbury
Interim Chief Financial Officer

Jonathan was appointed as Interim Chief Financial Officer with effect from 15 June 2023. The Chief Financial Officer is primarily responsible for managing the financial affairs of the Company and optimising its financial performance. The Chief Financial Officer is also responsible for Internal Audit and risk management as well as the Company’s tax affairs.

Jonathan has extensive experience in senior finance roles in both the food and beverage industries, including one year as chief financial officer at ARYZTA, three years as group chief financial officer with C&C Group plc and 22 years with SABMiller plc.

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