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Greencore Group PLC
20 September 2016

20 September 2016


Greencore Group plc


Board and senior management changes



Greencore Group plc ("Greencore" or "the Group") is pleased to announce the appointment of Eoin Tonge (44) as Chief Financial Officer ("CFO") and as a director of the Group, with effect from 3 October 2016.


Eoin will replace Alan Williams, who will be leaving Greencore after nearly six years to become the Chief Financial Officer of Travis Perkins plc. Alan will step down as Greencore CFO (and as a director of the Group) on 3 October, but will work closely with Eoin and the wider Greencore leadership team until the end of 2016 to ensure a smooth period of transition.


Eoin joined Greencore in early 2006 as Group Capital Markets Director, with responsibility for Treasury, Investor Relations, and Group Communications. He was promoted to Group Strategy and Corporate Development Director in 2009. Since 2014 he has been Managing Director of Greencore's Grocery Division in the UK.  He has been a member of the Group's Executive Board since its inception in 2012. Eoin worked for Goldman Sachs from 1994 to 2005, holding a variety of finance, treasury and capital market roles in London, Hong Kong and New York. He holds a First Class Honours degree in Engineering from University College Dublin.


Eoin will be replaced as Managing Director of the Grocery Division by Nigel Blakey, who is currently that Division's Finance Director.



Commenting on these appointments, Patrick Coveney, Chief Executive Officer of Greencore, said:


"We are delighted to welcome Eoin to the Board of Greencore and to the role of CFO. In addition to his strong operational leadership of our Grocery Division, Eoin has played a critical role in shaping our Group's Food to Go strategy, led the delivery of the Uniq plc acquisition, executed several key acquisitions in the US, and spent nearly four years as a leader in our central finance team.


We are pleased to announce the appointment of Nigel Blakey as the new Managing Director of Greencore Grocery. He is a thoughtful, widely respected leader in our Group with a deep knowledge of all aspects of this Division.


Greencore is committed to developing talent at all levels, and Eoin and Nigel are excellent examples of leaders that have progressed through our Group with consistently strong delivery in a variety of finance, strategy, project and general management roles.


Finally, we would like to thank Alan for his outstanding contribution to the growth and success of Greencore since he joined us in 2011. His judgement, financial expertise, professionalism, integrity and commitment have made him a valued colleague during his time here. We are sorry to see him go but wish him well as he takes on an exciting new opportunity." 



Information required by the Listing Rules

There are no further details to disclose under paragraph 9.6.13 (1) to (6) of the Listing Rules.




For further information:

Conor O'Leary

Company Secretary, Greencore Group plc

Tel: +353 (0)1 605 1004

Billy Murphy

Drury Porter Novelli

Tel: +353 (0)1 260 5000

Rob Greening/Nick Brown


Tel: + 44 (0)207 250 1446








•    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

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