Greencore have announced the appointment of Eoin Tonge as Chief Financial Officer and a director of the Greencore Group. Mr. Tonge will replace Alan Williams, who will be stepping down as the Irish food company's CFO to work with Travis Perkins plc.
Eoin Tonge joined Greencore in early 2006 as Group Capital Markets Director. 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, and has been a member of the Group’s Executive Board since its inception in 2012. Mr. Tonge worked for Goldman Sachs from 1994 to 2005. He holds a First Class Honours degree in Engineering from University College Dublin.
Greencore have also announced the appointment of Nigel Blakey as the new Managing Director of Greencore Grocery to replace Eoin Tonge. Nigel Blakey was previously the Grocery Division’s Finance Director.
Commenting on the 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.”
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