The Group Leadership Team 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 is underpinned by a Group Executive, comprising of the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Commercial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Chief People Officer and Group Company Secretary.
Chief Executive Officer
Patrick is the Group’s CEO and leads the integrated Group Leadership Team. Before being appointed CEO Patrick was the Group’s Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Greencore, Patrick was Managing Partner of McKinsey & Co., Ireland. Patrick serves as a Non-Executive Director of Glanbia plc and is also non-executive Chairman of Core Media.
Chief Financial Officer
Eoin is the Group’s Chief Financial Officer. Prior to this, Eoin was Managing Director of Greencore’s Grocery division, having previously served as Chief Strategy Officer and in other senior roles throughout the Group. Before joining Greencore, Eoin worked for Goldman Sachs where he held a variety of finance, treasury and capital market roles.
Chief Commercial Officer
Kevin is Chief Commercial Officer with responsibility for commercial, marketing and insight, end-to-end value chain optimisation, new product development, purchasing, coordination across our business units and Greencore’s Direct to Store and distribution operations. Prior to his current appointment, Kevin served as Managing Director of Greencore’s Food to Go and previously Prepared Meals divisions.
Before joining the business, Kevin worked in senior roles in management consultancy and retail.
Chief Operating Officer
Clare is Chief Operating Officer, having previously served as UK Manufacturing Director. In this role, Clare leads all aspects of manufacturing across the UK network, including operational performance across our 16 sites, Greencore Manufacturing Excellence, engineering, technical, sustainability, health, safety & environment and supply chain planning.
Clare has previously held a variety of senior roles in Greencore including Commercial Director of Greencore Food to Go, Business Unit Managing Director of Greencore Food to Go Retail and Managing Director of Greencore Convenience Foods.
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 division.
Prior to this 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.
Group Company Secretary
Jolene is Group Company Secretary. Jolene previously served as Head of Legal and Compliance, with responsibility for driving legal compliance and best practice across the Group. Prior to this, Jolene was Deputy Group Secretary. Jolene was previously a Director and Company Secretary of Simon Community Galway, Ireland.
Business Unit Director – Northampton
Andy is Commercial Director and Business Unit Director at our Northampton facility. Andy joined Greencore from Sainsbury’s, where he served for in various leadership roles. Andy is responsible for the creation and delivery of the Northampton strategy.
Business Unit Director – Selby
Catherine is Finance Director and Business Unit Director at our ambient cook sauces and pickles facility in Selby. Catherine joined Greencore from Morrisons, where she served as Finance Director in our Food to Go Business Unit.
Business Unit Director – Prepared Meals
Fred is Commercial Director and Business Unit Director of our Prepared Meals business, which comprises six manufacturing sites which produce chilled ready meals, quiche, chilled sauces, chilled soups and Yorkshire Puddings. Fred has previously worked in senior commercial positions with Kimberley-Clark, General Mills and GSK.
Business Unit Director – Food to Go
Andy is Commercial Director and Business Unit Director for Greencore’s Food to Go business, comprising six sites, which produce sandwiches, wraps, sushi and other food to go items. Prior to joining Greencore Andy held senior commercial and buying roles with Aldi and Pepsico.
Chief Information Officer
Tracy is Greencore’s Chief Information Officer. Tracy is responsible for the technology agenda for the Group and ensuring the security, scalability, efficiency and performance of our IT systems. Before joining Greencore, Tracy was a Director in a technology-led financial services start-up and prior to that was the Chief Information Officer of a multinational foodservice company.
Group Technical Director
Martin is Group Technical Director. He has responsibility for food safety, quality and sustainability as well as the leadership of the central technical team, which manages supplier performance and our technical systems. Martin has worked across all our manufacturing sites during his time at Greencore. Prior to joining Greencore, Martin worked at NSF International supporting the technical standards of Whitbread and other foodservice brands.
Group Purchasing Director
Alwen is the Group’s Purchasing Director. Alwen has held several senior roles in the business and has led the integration of both the Atherstone and Heathrow sites. Prior to joining Greencore, Alwen worked in procurement at Northern Foods, and in the textiles manufacturing industry.