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Greencore appoints former Morrisons boss as CEO



Greencore, the Irish food manufacturing giant, has hired Dalton Phillips to replace Patrick Coveney as the chief executive and executive director.


Mr Phillips previously worked as the CEO of Morrisons and the airport group Daa.

Mr Coveney, who announced his resignation in November, is set to become the CEO of SSP Group, a global food travel company.


Mr Phillips commented on his new position:


"I know from my time as a Greencore customer that this is a business with exceptional dynamism, adaptability and ambition, and one that is committed to the highest levels of product quality, customer service, and sustainability. I am looking forward very much to joining their industry-leading team in September, and to helping to realise the significant future growth potential that I see for this business."


Garry Kennedy, who has acted as an interim executive during the search for a new CEO, commented:


"On behalf of the Board, I am delighted to be welcoming someone of Dalton’s calibre and experience to Greencore’s senior leadership team. In addition to his outstanding knowledge of the grocery sector, he has a strong track record of leading dynamic consumer-related businesses."


The appointment comes as Greencore has moved to a profitable position in the first half of 2022, after a slow 2021.