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Glanbia Appoints New Group Finance Director

Glanbia Appoints New Group Finance Director
December 04
16:20 2013

Glanbia plc has announced the appointment of Mark Garvey as Group Finance Director and a Director of the Board. Mark succeeds Siobhan Talbot, who has taken up the role of Glanbia Group Managing Director.

Mark joins Glanbia from Sara Lee Corporation where he was Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer until 2012. Sara Lee, a leading global food and beverage company with operations in over 40 countries, was reorganised in 2012 as two separate listed companies – DE Master Blenders and Hillshire Brands – a decision which Mark facilitated and executed with the Sara Lee Board. Since 1995, Mark held a number of senior finance roles in the Sara Lee organisation in the USA and Europe including Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Sara Lee North America with revenue of $6 billion and Group CFO of Sara Lee International with revenue of $8 billion.

Mark Garvey.

Prior to Sara Lee, Mark worked with Arthur Andersen in Ireland and the USA as a Manager in various audit and advisory roles. Mark brings a wealth of international, industry, regulatory and finance experience to his new role in Glanbia. This includes both equity and debt investor relations, acquisitions and divestments, accounting, tax, treasury, IT and procurement. 

Glanbia Group Chairman Liam Herlihy says: “Mark brings an excellent range of skills to his new role which are very complementary to the Glanbia Executive and Senior Management team. It is a great testament to the growth opportunity that Glanbia offers that we can attract back to Ireland an individual of Mark’s caliber and international experience.”

Mark Garvey is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants inIreland and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and a Diploma in Professional Accounting from University College Dublin and an Executive MBA from Northwestern University, Illinois. He has relocated back to Ireland in his new role and will be based at Group headquarters in Kilkenny.

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