The Board of Greencore is pleased to announce the appointments of Mr John Amaechi, Ms Linda Hickey and Ms Anne O’Leary as Non-Executive Directors with effect from 1 February 2021.
John Amaechi is an organisational psychologist and is the founder and CEO of APS, a talent and leadership development firm. He has a strong non-executive director portfolio, serving on the talent advisory group of Lloyds of London, the advisory board of FT ‘Women on Top’, and the Vice-Chair’s Board of KPMG UK. He is a leadership training partner with the National Health Service (‘NHS’), and a non-executive director of Manchester University NHS Trust. John also has strong industry experience having previously served on the Inclusive Advisory Panel at Tesco.
Linda Hickey brings a wealth of experience having spent over 35 years in capital markets, more latterly at Goodbody Stockbrokers where she served as Head of Corporate Broking for 15 years. She is a non-executive director of Kingspan Group plc, where she serves as senior independent director, worker relations director and chair of the remuneration 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.
Anne O’Leary is currently CEO of Vodafone Ireland and brings significant experience spanning digital integrations, data analytics, cultural change programmes, and strategic acquisitions and partnerships. Anne is also the chair of Goal Global, an international humanitarian response agency, and is a board member of IBEC, a business and employer association for organisations based in Ireland. Anne was President of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce in 2019 and has recently been appointed to the board of Vodacom Group Limited as a non-executive director commencing January 2021.
There is no further information to be disclosed pursuant to Listing Rule 9.6.13.
Non-Executive Directors, Ms Heather Ann McSharry and Mr John Warren will retire from the Board at the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting of the Company, scheduled for 26 January 2021. Both Heather Ann and John joined the Board in January 2013 and each has played an invaluable role in driving the Board’s agenda, strategy and purpose.
Commenting on the Board changes, Mr. Gary Kennedy, Chairman of Greencore, said: “On behalf of the Group and the Board, I would like to give heartfelt thanks to both Heather Ann and John for their unwavering support, dedication and input to the Group over the past eight years. We wish them both all of the best in their future endeavours. We are delighted that John, Linda and Anne will be joining our Board. Their addition brings significant and wide-ranging experience across capital markets, sustainability, digitalisation, analytics as well as cultural and behavioural change. Each individual has substantial experience in leading diversity and inclusion initiatives, further strengthening Board focus and discussion in this key area”.
Mr. Patrick Coveney, Chief Executive Officer of Greencore said “Heather Ann and John have been fabulous Directors at Greencore. I am immensely grateful for their insight, challenge, support, and commitment. They have made Greencore a better business and all of us better leaders. I extend a warm welcome to our three new Non-Executive Directors. They are exceptional candidates and we are very much looking forward to their experience, input and energy as we build the business back post COVID-19 and drive transformational change at every level to build a more resilient, stronger performing, and sustainable business for generations to come”.