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Greencore Appoints Catherine Gubbins As Finance Chief

By Dayeeta Das
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Greencore Appoints Catherine Gubbins As Finance Chief

Irish convenience food firm Greencore Group plc has announced the appointment of Catherine Gubbins as its new chief financial officer and executive director, effective from early 2024.

Gubbins will succeed interim finance chief Jonathan Solesbury, who assumed the role in June of this year.

Solesbury will remain with the company until the beginning of next year to ensure a smooth transition, the company added.

Commenting on the appointment, Leslie Van de Walle, chair of Greencore, said, "Following a rigorous selection process, we are pleased to have been able to attract a candidate of Catherine's calibre to the board.

"She brings a wealth of experience that will be of significant benefit to the group."

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Catherine Gubbins

Gubbins is an experienced professional, currently serving as the finance director of daa plc, the global airports and travel retail group.

She worked with daa plc for nine years in various finance roles and moved on to her current position on 2021.

She has a strong track record of leading all finance, legal and procurement functions while at daa plc, Greencore added.

Before joining daa plc, Gubbins spent 16 years as a senior manager for assurance and business advisory with PwC Ireland.

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Dalton Philips, chief executive officer of Greencore, added, "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."

In July, Greencore reported that its revenue increased in the third quarter by 1.9% to £495.4 million (€573.39 million), despite what it said was a 'difficult consumer spending environment.'

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