Greencore Group plc (“Greencore” or the “Group”), a leading manufacturer of convenience foods in the UK, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dalton Philips as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director. He will join the Group and the Board on 26 September 2022, and replaces Patrick Coveney who left Greencore at the end of March.
Dalton joins Greencore from daa plc, the global airports and travel retail group with businesses in 15 countries, where he has been Group CEO since October 2017. He was previously the CEO of Wm Morrison Plc, the UK’s fourth largest supermarket chain, between 2010 and 2015. Prior to this he held senior roles with the George Weston Group, including as COO of Loblaw Companies Limited, the leading Canadian grocery retailer, and CEO of Brown Thomas Group, a luxury goods retailer in Ireland. Dalton has also been a Senior Advisor to The Boston Consulting Group, and has a BA from University College Dublin as well as an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Commenting on the appointment, Gary Kennedy, Executive Chairman of Greencore, said:
“On behalf of the Board, I am delighted to be welcoming someone of Dalton’s calibre and experience to Greencore’s senior leadership team. In addition to his outstanding knowledge of the grocery sector, he has a strong track record of leading dynamic consumer-related businesses. We see him as the ideal candidate to lead Greencore into the next phase of its journey as it continues to emerge strongly from the challenges of trading through the pandemic. Until Dalton’s arrival at the end of September, I will continue in the role of Executive Chair, supported by Kevin Moore, Deputy CEO, and Emma Hynes, CFO.”
Dalton Philips, incoming CEO of Greencore, said:
“I am hugely excited to be joining Greencore, which is a business I have long admired as an outstanding operator in the UK food manufacturing sector. I know from my time as a Greencore customer that this is a business with exceptional dynamism, adaptability and ambition, and one that is committed to the highest levels of product quality, customer service, and sustainability. I am looking forward very much to joining their industry-leading team in September, and to helping to realise the significant future growth potential that I see for this business.”