The Group PLC Board is made up as follows:
PG Kennedy, BA, FCA
Gary joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director on 20 November 2008 and subsequently became Chairman on 29 January 2013. Gary currently serves as Chairman of Connect Group plc and Green REIT plc. Gary has extensive experience and in the past has served on the boards of Elan plc, Allied Irish Bank and the IDA. He was also a Government appointed Director of IBRC.
PF Coveney, B Comm, M Phil, D Phil
Chief Executive Officer
Patrick joined the Board on 5 September 2005 having been appointed as the Group’s Chief Financial Officer. In March 2008, Patrick was appointed Chief Executive Officer. Before 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 joined the Board and was appointed Chief Financial Officer on 3 October 2016. Prior to his appointment as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director, 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 in 2006, Eoin worked for Goldman Sachs where he held a variety of finance, treasury and capital market roles.
Sly joined the Board on 17 May 2013 and was appointed Senior Independent Director on 14 December 2017. Sly currently serves as a Non-Executive Director of the London Real Estate Exchange Ltd. She is the former Chief Executive Officer of Trinity Mirror plc. In the past, Sly has served as Non-Executive Director on the boards of Ladbrokes plc and Littlewoods plc, as well as EMI plc, where she was Chair of the Remuneration Committee and Senior Independent Director. In addition, she served as Non-Executive Director of The Press Association, where she was also Chair of the Remuneration Committee.
HA McSharry, B Comm, MBS
Heather Ann joined the Board as a Non- Executive Director on 30 January 2013. Heather Ann currently serves as Non-Executive Director of CRH plc, Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc and Ergonomics Solutions International. She is a former Managing Director of Reckitt Benckiser and Boots Healthcare in Ireland and also previously served as a Board Director of the Governor and Company of Bank of Ireland.
JJ Moloney, B.Ag.Sc, MBA
John was appointed to the Board as a Non- Executive Director on 8 February 2013. He is a Non-Executive Director of Smurfit Kappa Group plc and DCC plc, where he also serves as Chairman. He is currently Chairman of Coillte Teoranta (the Irish State Forestry Company) and is a director of a number of private companies. John was Group Managing Director of Glanbia plc from 2001 to November 2013 having held top management positions within that organisation, including the position of Chief Executive of Food Ingredients and Agribusiness.
Kevin joined the Board as Non-Executive Director on 14 March 2017. From September 2014 to January 2017, Kevin served as United States Ambassador to Ireland. Prior to that, Kevin has spent the majority of his career in legal and regulatory affairs, including serving 11 years as Partner of Greensfelder, Hemker, and Gale, PC in the US. Kevin was a member of the Missouri, Illinois, and District of Columbia Bar Association and he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Saint Louis University.
Helen joined the Board as Non-Executive Director on 11 April 2018. Helen is currently the Chief Operating Officer of TSB Bank plc, a subsidiary of Banco de Sabadell, S.A. Helen has held a number of senior finance roles at Dixons, Forte, Safeway and Lloyds Banking Group.
Tom joined the Board as Non-Executive Director on 1 February 2017. Tom served as Chief Executive
Officer of Peacock Foods from 2013 to 2016. Prior to that, Tom held top management positions at Kraft Foods including 10 years as President of Kraft North American Food Service. A former Chairman of the International Foodservice Manufacturer’s Association, Tom currently serves as President of Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center and on the Board of Directors of the Community Coffee Company LLC.
JA Warren, BSc, FCA
John joined the Board as Non-Executive Director on 30 January 2013. John also serves as Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee at Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 4imprint plc and Welsh Water. John has extensive financial experience and held the role of Group Finance Director of United Biscuits Plc and WH Smith PLC. He also served as Chairman of Uniq Plc and as Non-Executive Director of Bovis Homes Group PLC, Spectris plc, The Rank Group Plc, BPP Holdings plc, Arla Foods UK plc, RAC Plc and Rexam Plc.
C O’Leary, ACIS
Group Company Secretary
Conor was appointed Group Company Secretary on 4 June 2010, having previously served as Deputy Group Secretary since 2005. Before joining Greencore in 2001, Conor held senior company secretarial positions in Glanbia plc and Cable and Wireless plc and trained with Pricewaterhouse-Coopers. Conor is currently a member of the steering committee of the 30% Club Ireland.