Greencore Group PLC GNC Chairman Designate Appointment

  Greencore Group PLC (GNC) - Chairman Designate Appointment

RNS Number : 0449S
Greencore Group PLC
27 November 2012




The Board of Greencore, the  leading international convenience food  business, 
announces today  that  Mr. Gary  Kennedy  will  succeed Mr.  Ned  Sullivan  as 
Chairman when he  retires after the  Annual General Meeting  in January,  2013 
after ten years in the role.

Gary Kennedy has been a Non-Executive Director of Greencore since November
2008. He is a Director of Elan plc as well as being Chairman of its Audit
Committee, in addition he is a Director of Irish Bank Resolution Corporation
Limited, where he also serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee. He is also
Director of Friends First Holdings Ltd as well as Chairman of a number of
private companies. Previously he was Group Director of Finance and Enterprise
Technology at Allied Irish Banks plc and a member of its main board together
with subsidiary boards in the USA and Poland. Prior to that, he was Group
Vice-President of Nortel Networks Europe. He served on the Board of the
Industrial Development Authority of Ireland for ten years until he retired in
December 2005. 

Ned Sullivan  joined the  Greencore Board  in March  2002 having  held  senior 
management positions  at Grand  Metropolitan and  having been  Group  Managing 
Director at Glanbia plc.  He was appointed Chairman  of Greencore in  February 
2003. During  his tenure  as  Chairman he  has  successfully led  the  Company 
through its transformation from a commodity based agribusiness to a  focussed, 
high performing international convenience food business.

Group Chief Executive Patrick Coveney said:  "I would, on behalf of  everybody 
associated with Greencore, like to thank Ned for his huge contribution to  the 
Group over  the past  ten  years. He  chaired the  Board  during a  period  of 
enormous strategic, regulatory, marketplace,  cultural and people changes.  In 
doing so he demonstrated vision, resilience, wisdom, a collegial spirit and  a 
deep knowledge and insight of the international food industry."

For further information, please contact:

Patrick Coveney               Chief Executive Officer Tel: +353 (0) 1 605 1045
Alan Williams                 Chief Financial Officer Tel: +353 (0) 1 605 1045
Rob Greening or Lisa Kavanagh Powerscourt             Tel: +44 (0) 20 7250

About Greencore

· A leading manufacturer of convenience food in the UK and the US

· Strong market positions in the UK convenience food market across food
to go, chilled prepared meals, chilled soups and sauces, ambient sauces &
pickles, cakes & desserts and Yorkshire puddings

· A fast growing food to go business in the US, serving both the
convenience and small store channel and the grocery channel


    27 November

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