Greencore Group plc has announced the appointment of Catherine Gubbins as its new chief financial officer and executive director, effective early 2024.
She will succeed interim finance chief Jonathan Solesbury, who assumed the role in June of this year.
The Irish convenience food firm noted that Solesbury will continue in his role into early 2024 'to help provide a seamless transition'.
Gubbins joins Greencore from daa plc, the global airports and travel retail group, having worked there for nine years in various finance roles including as director of finance and since March 2021, as group CFO.
She is an experienced CFO with a strong track record of successfully leading all finance, legal and procurement functions while at daa plc.
Before moving to daa plc, Gubbins spent 16 years as a senior manager in assurance and business advisory with PwC Ireland, working with a broad range of the firm’s most significant clients.
Commenting on her new role, Gubbins, incoming CFO, said, “Greencore is a group with a strong legacy, operating in a dynamic and ever-changing industry.
"I’m delighted to be joining a business with such a pedigree and am really looking forward to working with the team to drive the growth potential of the business.”
Wealth Of Experience
Leslie Van de Walle, chair, commented, "Following a rigorous selection process, we are pleased to have been able to attract a candidate of Catherine’s [Gubbins] calibre to the Board. She brings a wealth of experience that will be of significant benefit to the group."
Echoing Van de Walle, Dalton Philips, chief executive officer, said, “She has a proven track record as a CFO and has shown outstanding leadership through both smooth and more challenging times.
"Having worked with Catherine, I know what a great asset she will be to our business as we continue on our journey to rebuild profitability and create the platform necessary to support our future growth.”