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Chairman & Non-Executive Directors

Chairman


Philip Toomey
Mr. Tom Moran (66), Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed: 29 September 2015. Tom is an experienced leader who brings extensive knowledge of the food and agriculture industries combined with a broad range of international diplomacy skills. He has been a member of numerous Irish Government food strategy committees including the most recent AgriFood 2030 Strategy Group. Tom had a long and distinguished career within the Irish Public Sector where he served as Secretary General of the Irish Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and also held a number of international policy and international trade negotiation leadership roles. Tom is currently a Board member of An Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board, and chairs its Dairy Subsidiary Board. He is Vice Chair of the Origin Green Global Sustainability Council and is also Chairman of the Irish Government Public Appointments Service. Tom is a registered Chartered Director. 

Tom was appointed Chairman of the Board in April 2022. He is Chairman of the Governance, Nomination and Sustainability Committee having previously served as Chair of the Remuneration Committee, member of the Audit Committee and as the designated workforce engagement Director.


Non-Executive Directors


Hugh Brady
Dr. Hugh Brady (62), Senior Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed: 24 February 2014 and as Senior Independent Director 29 April 2021. Hugh’s biomedical research and academic background brings an invaluable perspective to the Board particularly in the areas of health and wellbeing. He also brings a broad range of international and leadership experience. Hugh is currently President and Vice Chancellor of the University of Bristol in the UK, a position he has held since 2015. He is also President-designate of Imperial College London, a role he will take up on 1 August 2022. Hugh had a successful career as a physician and biomedical research scientist in the US where he served on the faculty of Harvard Medical School for almost a decade prior to returning to his alma mater as Professor of Medicine and Therapeutics in University College Dublin (UCD). He was previously President of UCD from 2004 to 2013. He is a non-Executive Director on the Board of ICON plc where he also serves on the Audit Committee. 

Hugh joined both the Audit and Governance, Nomination and Sustainability Committees in 2015. He was appointed Senior Independent Director in April 2021.


Ms. Fiona Dawson, CBE, (55), Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed: 4 January 2022Fiona has over 30 years of experience in the consumer food and beverage sector having retired after a long and successful career with Mars Inc during which she held a variety of senior management roles. She brings to the Board a deep knowledge of the consumer food and beverage sector, an understanding of global markets and general management experience on a global scale. Fiona also has a strong track record in sustainability, health and wellbeing, particularly in the areas of women’s entrepreneurship and human rights. In May 2021, Fiona was awarded a CBE for services to women and the UK economy. Fiona is currently a non-Executive Director of Marks and Spencer Group plc and Lego Group. She is on a number of advisory Boards including Trinity Business School in Dublin, and The Social Mobility Foundation.

Fiona joined the Remuneration Committee in February 2022.


Karin Dorrepaal
Dr. Karin Dorrepaal (60), Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed: 1 January 2015. Karin is an experienced business leader who also brings extensive pharmaceutical market knowledge. She has wide ranging experience as a non-Executive Director on an international basis. During her career she was an Executive Director on the Board of Schering AG in Berlin with responsibility for the Diagnostic Imaging business as well as worldwide manufacturing and procurement and was a partner at the New York and Amsterdam office of an international consultancy firm (formerly known as Booz Allen & Hamilton) where she specialised in the pharmaceutical industry. Karin holds a Ph.D. and an MBA. She is currently a non-Executive Director on the Boards of Gerresheimer AG, Paion AG (vice Chairperson) and Almirall S.A. Karin is also a director of a number of private companies.

Karin joined the Remuneration Committee in January 2015 and the Governance, Nomination and Sustainability Committee in December 2015. Karin is currently the designated workforce engagement Director.


Ms. Emer Gilvarry (64), Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed: 1 November 2020. Emer is a highly experienced professional who brings legal, business and corporate governance expertise to the Board. Emer is a former senior partner of law firm Mason Hayes and Curran where she served as Head of the Litigation group from 2001 to 2008, Managing Partner from 2008 to 2014 and Chair from 2014 to 2017. Emer is currently the Senior Independent Director at Greencoat Renewables plc and is Chair of their Remuneration Committee. She is also a director of a number of private companies. She previously served as a non-Executive Director of Aer Lingus plc from 2014 to 2015 and as a Council Member of The Economic and Social Research Institute from 2014 to 2020.

Emer joined the Audit Committee in November 2020 and the Remuneration Committee in June 2021. Emer was appointed Chair of the Remuneration Committee in April 2022.


Mr. Michael Kerr (62), Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed: 3 May 2021. Michael has over 36 years of investment management experience having retired after a long and successful career with Capital Group, one of the world’s oldest and largest investment management organisations. He brings to the Board a detailed knowledge of global equity capital markets, finance knowledge, extensive business leadership skills and insights into the North American market. Michael is currently a non-Executive Director with EOG Resources Inc, which is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

Michael joined the Audit Committee in November 2021.


Christopher Rogers
Mr. Christopher Rogers (61), Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed: 8 May 2018. Christopher is an experienced non-Executive Director with a broad business leadership background who also brings extensive knowledge of the foodservice industry together with financial and risk management expertise. He was formerly an Executive Director of Whitbread plc for 11 years, serving as Finance Director for 7 years and then as Global Managing Director of Costa Coffee. Christopher is currently Chairman of Wickes plc and non-Executive Director at Sanderson Design Group plc. He also continues to be a non-Executive Director of Vivo Energy plc until the completion of the sale of the business after regulatory clearance later this year. Christopher is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants England and Wales. He is also a visiting Fellow at Durham University (UK). 

Christopher was appointed Chairman of the Audit Committee in May 2018 and joined the Remuneration Committee in April 2020.


Mr. Jinlong Wang (64), Independent Non-Executive Director

Appointed: 5 January 2021. Jinlong is an experienced leader with more than 30 years’ experience in global business development, consumer branding and general management. His in-depth understanding of Asian markets, coupled with his extensive knowledge of the Food & Beverage industry, brings a key set of skills to the Board. Jinlong holds a Bachelor’s degree in international economics and trade from the University of International Economics and Trade in Beijing and a Juris Doctor degree from Columbia University School of Law. He was formerly President of Starbucks Coffee Asia Pacific having served as Chairman and President of Starbucks China. He also served as Operating Partner of Hony Capital Limited and as Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PizzaExpress. He is currently a non-Executive Director on the Boards of Sonova Holdings AG and Swire Properties Limited. 

Jinlong joined the Audit Committee in May 2021.

Note: Age as of date of last Annual Report