ABP Food Group announced the appointment of three new non-executive directors to its board.
John Moloney joins the board as director and chairman designate. John has had significant experience over a 33-year career in the food and agribusiness sector. He is currently a non-executive director of DCC plc, where he is Chairman, and of Smurfit Kappa Group plc. He has also served up to January of this year a seven-year term as a non-executive director of Greencore plc.
Maloney was group managing director of Glanbia plc from 2001 to 2013 having held senior management positions within that organization, including chief executive of food ingredients and of agribusiness. Earlier in his career he worked in the meat industry and in the Dept of Agriculture and Food.
Tom Kirwan joins the board having stepped down from his position as ABP UK managing director last October. Kirwan began his career at ABP Cahir in 1982. In 1990 he moved to ABP UK where he held a number of senior positions, in Wessex Foods, the convenience division and as managing director ABP UK since 2009.
Chartered accountant, Fergal O’Dwyer, Chief Financial Officer of DCC plc also joins the board. Fergal is stepping down from his executive role in July 2020, a position he has held since 1994. Through his tenure at DCC, a diversified sales, marketing and distribution business, Fergal has gained significant experience in financial management, treasury, strategic and corporate development and acquisitions.
Prior to joining DCC he worked with KPMG and PwC in audit and corporate finance.
ABP Food Group also announced the appointment of two further directors to its board, Finbarr McDonnell and Mark Goodman, both executives in the group.