We are delighted to announce that we have made two new appointments to our Executive team. Lee Finney has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer and Damien Moynagh has been appointed as General Counsel and Company Secretary. Lee will join us on 10 October and Damien at the beginning of November. Lee will report directly to our Chief Executive Officer Dalton Philips and Damien will report to Dalton Philips on Executive matters and our Chair Gary Kennedy on Board related matters.
As well as leading all operations, Lee will have executive accountability for technology, sustainability, and the end-to-end supply chain. He has extensive experience in transforming the operational performance of global businesses, having held Vice President, Chief Transformation Officer and Chief Supply Officer roles in the UK, Europe, North America and Australasia.
Lee has particular expertise in implementing operational excellence in the global food and beverage industry, building sustainable supply chains, and implementing technology to drive enterprise performance. Lee has an MBA, was awarded the Advanced Management Program, and has completed Executive programs at MIT and Stanford, USA.
Damien will lead Greencore’s 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 & Company Secretary of a FTSE250 company, he was responsible for the group’s legal and corporate secretarial functions and also its risk, sustainability, quality and compliance functions.
Damien was also COO & General Counsel at a fast-growing global technology business and prior to that he was a lawyer in two top-ranked international law firms while based in London, Tokyo, New York and Dublin. He has also completed executive education programs most recently at Cambridge University and Columbia University.
Commenting on the appointments CEO Dalton Philips said: “Lee and Damien both bring a whole wealth of experience and knowledge to Greencore and are great additions to our Executive team as we continue to navigate the current challenges while evolving and growing our business. On behalf of all our colleagues I am delighted to welcome them to the business.”
Lee Finney said: “I am delighted to join Dalton, the Executive, and the wider Greencore team at this stage in the business’ development. I have been impressed by the culture, the people, and the potential to build a World Class partner for our customers. There is a clear ambition to sustainably grow the business, while driving industry leadership in safety, product quality, innovation, efficiency and service”.
Damien Moynagh said: “I am excited to be joining Greencore at such an exciting time for the business. The resilience shown by the company and particularly its people during such challenging economic and industry conditions over the last few years has been very impressive, and I look forward to working with the Board, the executive team and colleagues across the organisation to support the business as it continues its growth journey.”