The Board of Greencore, the leading international convenience food business, is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr. Thomas Sampson (58) as Non-Executive Director with effect from 1 February 2017.
Tom brings a wealth of experience, insight and knowledge to Greencore, having thirty years’ sales, marketing and general management experience in the US food industry. Tom served as Chief Executive Officer of Peacock Foods from 2013 to 2016. Prior to that, Tom spent 28 years at Kraft Foods, including ten years as President of Kraft North American Food Service, a $2billion division of Kraft. 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.
Commenting on the appointment, Mr. Gary Kennedy, Chairman of Greencore, said: “We are delighted to welcome Tom to the Board. Tom brings a wealth of insight and relationships to the Group along with a deep US operating knowledge which will be invaluable as we enter the next phase of the Group’s development.”