Greencore Group plc (‘Greencore’ or the ‘Group’), a leading manufacturer of convenience foods in the UK, is pleased to announce that Catherine Gubbins has been appointed to the role of Chief Financial Officer (‘CFO’) and Executive Director. She is expected to join Greencore and take up her role in early 2024.  Jonathan Solesbury, who joined Greencore as Interim Chief Financial Officer in June 2023, will continue in his role into early 2024 to help provide a seamless transition.

Catherine joins 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. Catherine is an experienced CFO with a strong track record of successfully leading all finance, legal and procurement functions while at daa plc. 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.

Leslie Van de Walle, Chair, commented:

“We are delighted to appoint Catherine as CFO of Greencore. Following a rigorous selection process, we are pleased to have been able to attract a candidate of Catherine’s calibre to the Board.  She brings a wealth of experience that will be of significant benefit to the Group.”

Dalton Philips, Chief Executive Officer, commented:

“I’m very pleased to see Catherine joining our team.  She has a proven track record as a CFO and has shown outstanding leadership through both smooth and more challenging times. Having worked with Catherine, I know what a great asset she will be to our business as we continue on our journey to rebuild profitability and create the platform necessary to support our future growth.”

Catherine Gubbins, incoming CFO, commented:

“Greencore is a group with a strong legacy, operating in a dynamic and ever-changing industry. I’m delighted to be joining a business with such a pedigree and am really looking forward to working with the team to drive the growth potential of the business.

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