The Greencore Group plc Board is made up as follows:

Leslie Van de Walle
Non-Executive Director & Board Chair

Appointed as Non-Executive Director and Chair Designate on 1 December 2022. Leslie became Board Chair on 26 January 2023.

Leslie brings strong and effective leadership and a wealth of Non-Executive and Chair experience across multiple sectors, including many years of food industry experience and knowledge from previous senior management positions at Danone, Cadbury Schweppes and United Biscuits plc, where he served as Group Chief Executive Officer. His extensive executive career has also included serving as Group Chief Executive Officer at Rexam plc, and as Executive Vice President of Global Retail at Shell.

Leslie is currently Chair of Robert Walters plc and is a Non-Executive Director of HSBC UK Bank plc.

He has held various non-executive roles and was previously Chair of SIG plc, as well as Deputy Chair and a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Nomination Committee at Crest Nicholson Holdings plc and Senior Independent Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committee of DCC plc.


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D Philips
Chief Executive Officer

Appointed as Chief Executive Officer with effect from 26 September 2022.

Dalton has a strong track record of leading dynamic consumer-related businesses and brings extensive knowledge of the grocery and retail industry, having served as chief executive officer of WM Morrisons, a FTSE 100 company and the UK’s fourth largest supermarket chain, for five years. Prior to joining Greencore, Dalton served as chief executive officer of daa plc, the global airports and travel retail group. He also previously held senior roles with the George Weston Group, including as chief operating officer of Loblaw Companies Limited, the leading Canadian grocery retailer, and chief executive officer of Brown Thomas Group, the Irish luxury goods retailer. Dalton also served as a senior advisor to the Boston Consulting Group.

Dalton’s broad range of strategic, commercial, operational and customer skills, together with his deep understanding of the grocery and retail industry, enable him build and maintain relationships with stakeholders.

Dalton currently serves as a non-executive director of Starship Technologies, Wilko Hardware Stores Limited and IBEC Limited.

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E Hynes, FCA, MBA
Chief Financial Officer

Appointed as Chief Financial Officer with effect from 19 May 2020.

Emma joined Greencore as Chief Financial Officer Designate in April 2020 and stepped into the Chief Financial Officer position in May 2020 having previously served as chief financial officer of Press Up Hospitality Group. Emma is a highly experienced finance leader with an in-depth knowledge of the food industry having previously served in a variety of finance leadership roles in Greencore over 11 years, including as Group Finance Director with responsibility for all areas of finance and has extensive experience in corporate activity in the UK and internationally.

Emma is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, having started her career with Deloitte.

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J Amaechi, OBE
Non-Executive Director

Appointed as Non- Executive Director with effect from 1 February 2021.

John is a respected organisational psychologist, executive coach and is the founder and chief executive officer of APS Intelligence Ltd, a talent and leadership development firm. He has a diverse range of industry experience, currently serving on the Lloyd’s of London culture advisory group, the KPMG UK LLP inclusive leadership board and Sanofi’s diversity, equity and inclusion board. In addition, John is a leadership training partner with the National Health Service (‘NHS’) and a non-executive director of Manchester University NHS Trust. John also previously served on the Inclusive Advisory Panel at Tesco.

John is a Chartered Scientist, a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and a Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health. He is a research fellow at the University of East London and his research interests are effective, inclusive leadership, building high-performing teams and organisational design that maximises productivity and human thriving in readiness for the future world of work.

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SG Bailey
Non-Executive Director

Appointed as Non-Executive Director with effect from 17 May 2013 and Senior Independent Director with effect from 14 December 2017.

Sly has extensive business leadership experience having spent almost ten years as chief executive officer of one of the UK’s largest media companies, Trinity Mirror plc. She also previously served as chief executive officer of IPC Media.

Sly has held a number of board and committee roles in both listed and private companies, including serving as a non-executive director of Ladbrokes plc and EMI plc, where she was also chair of the remuneration committee and senior independent director. She has also served as a non- executive director and chair of the remuneration committee for the Press Association.

Sly currently serves as a non-executive director of IPSX Group Limited where she is also chair of the remuneration committee and a member of the nomination committee.

Sly has a broad knowledge spanning across a variety of sectors which enables her to understand different perspectives and business circumstances underpinning her appointment as Senior Independent Director. Sly’s strong interest in employee related matters have been invaluable in her role as Workforce Engagement Director and Chair of the Nomination and Governance Committee.

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L Hickey
Non-Executive Director

Appointed as Non- Executive Director with effect from 1 February 2021.

Linda brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in capital markets and corporate governance having spent her executive career in stockbroking and investment banking. Linda previously worked at NCB Stockbrokers and Merrill Lynch, and more recently served as Head of Corporate Broking at Goodbody Stockbrokers.

Linda is a non-executive director of Kingspan Group plc, a global leader in insulation and building envelope solutions, where she serves as senior independent director, worker relations director, chair of the remuneration committee and is a member of the nominations committee. Linda is also a non-executive director of Cairn Homes plc where she is remuneration committee chair and a member of the audit and risk committee. She is also vice chair of Quanta Capital’s advisory board and previously served as chair of the Irish Blood Transfusion Service.

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A Murray
Non-Executive Director

Appointed as Non- Executive Director with effect from 1 February 2023.

Alastair brings extensive food industry and financial experience having held the role of Chief Financial Officer and director of Premier Foods plc until September 2019. He also has recent and relevant financial experience across a number of listed companies, including Dairy Crest plc and The Body Shop International plc. As well as a background in finance, Alastair has significant experience in corporate strategy, restructuring and M&A.

Alastair is an independent member of the Risk and Audit Committee for the Department for Education and currently sits on the board and chairs the Audit and Risk Committee of McBride plc.

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A O’Leary
Non-Executive Director

Appointed as Non- Executive Director with effect from 1 February 2021.

Anne brings significant experience spanning across a variety of sectors including digital integrations, data analytics, cultural change programmes, and strategic acquisitions and partnerships. Anne currently serves as vice president of Meta’s mid-market business division for the EMEA region. Prior to joining Meta, Anne served as chief executive officer of Vodafone Ireland for nine years, prior to which she was managing director of BT Ireland.

Anne previously served as a non-executive director of Vodacom Group Ltd, South Africa’s leading connectivity and financial services company. She also served as chair of Goal Global, an international humanitarian response agency, from 2015 to 2021 and also as president of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce from 2018 to 2019. Anne is also a current board member of IBEC, a business and employer association for organisations based in Ireland and Ludgate, an Irish non-profit enterprise facilitating job growth via digital technology and remote working hubs

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HC Rose, FCA
Non-Executive Director

Appointed as Non- Executive Director with effect from 11 April 2018.

Helen brings substantial operational, financial, risk and UK retail experience gained from senior finance roles at Dixons, Forte, Safeway and Lloyds Banking Group.

Helen has significant transformation experience gained from her roles as Retail Integration Director at Lloyds Banking Group and as chief operating officer at TSB Banking Group plc.

Helen has a probing focus on cyber security, risk matters, internal controls. In addition, she understands the importance of building a diverse talent pipeline and brings strong insight in this area to the Board. Helen also recognises the fundamental importance of embedding sustainability into the Group. As Sustainability Engagement Director, Helen acts as a strong source of guidance and support to both the Board and colleagues on the Group’s sustainability agenda.

Helen is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, having trained with Coopers & Lybrand.


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Damien Moynagh
General Counsel & Group Company Secretary

Damien joined Greencore in November 2022 and leads our Legal and Company Secretariat functions. He has over 20 years’ experience as a corporate lawyer and senior executive across Europe, the United States and Asia. In his most recent role as general counsel and company secretary of FTSE 250 listed UDG Healthcare plc, Damien was responsible for the group’s legal and corporate secretarial functions and also its risk, sustainability, quality and compliance functions. Prior to this, Damien was chief operating officer and general counsel at Sysnet Global Solutions, a fast-growing global technology business.

Damien trained and practiced as a corporate/merger and acquisitions lawyer with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in their London, Toyko and New York offices and subsequently with Maples and Calder in their Dublin office. He has also completed executive education programs most recently at Cambridge University and Columbia University.

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