The Board has a clear governance framework with defined responsibilities and accountabilities. Glanbia plc Senior Management comprises the Glanbia plc Group Operating Executive, the Glanbia plc Group Management Committee and the Group Senior Leadership Team.
Group Managing Director
Siobhán Talbot was appointed Group
Managing Director on 12 November
2013, having been appointed Group
Managing Director Designate on 1 June
2013. She was previously Group
Finance Director and her role
encompassed responsibility for Group
strategic planning. She has been a
member of the Group Operating
Executive since 2000 and the Board
since 2009 and has held a number of
senior positions since she joined the
Group in 1992. She is also a Director of
the Irish Business Employers
Confederation (IBEC). Prior to joining
Glanbia, she worked with
PricewaterhouseCoopers in Dublin and
Sydney. A fellow of Chartered
Accountants Ireland, Siobhán graduated
from University College Dublin with a
Bachelor of Commerce and Diploma in
Group Finance Director
Mark Garvey was appointed as Group
Finance Director on 12 November 2013.
Prior to joining Glanbia he held the
position of Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer until 2012 with
Sara Lee Corporation, a leading global
food and beverage company. Mark also
held a number of senior finance roles in
the Sara Lee Corporation in the US and
Europe and prior to that he worked with
Arthur Andersen in Ireland and the US.
A fellow of Chartered Accountants
Ireland and the American Institute of
Certified Public Accountants, Mark
graduated from University College
Dublin with a Bachelor of Commerce
and Diploma in Professional Accounting
and has an Executive MBA from
Northwestern University, Illinois.
Michael Horan was appointed as Group
Secretary on 9 June 2005, having
previously held the position of Group
Financial Controller since June 2002. He
joined the Group in 1998 as Financial
Controller of the Fresh Pork business in
Ireland. Michael previously worked with
Almarai Company Limited in Saudi
Arabia and BDO Simpson Xavier. A
fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland,
Michael graduated from the National
University of Ireland, Galway with a
Bachelor of Commerce.
CEO Glanbia Performance Nutrition
Hugh McGuire was appointed to the
Board on 1 June 2013 as an Executive
Director with responsibility for Glanbia
Performance Nutrition. Hugh joined the
Group in 2003 and has been CEO of
Glanbia Performance Nutrition since
2008. Prior to that he held a number of
senior management roles in the Group.
He previously worked for McKinsey &
Company as a consultant across a
range of industry sectors. Prior to this
he worked in the consumer products
industry with Nestlé and Leaf. Hugh
graduated from University College
Dublin with an M.Sc. in Food Science.
He has a Diploma in Finance from the
Association of Chartered Certified
CEO Glanbia Nutritionals
Brian Phelan was appointed as CEO
of Glanbia Nutritionals on 1 June 2013.
He was appointed to the Board on
1 January 2013 as Group Development
and Global Cheese Director. Brian was
previously Group Human Resources
& Operations Development Director.
He is the Chairman of Glanbia Cheese
Limited. Since joining the Group in
1993 he has held a number of senior
management positions. Prior to this he
worked with KPMG. He graduated from
University College Cork with a Bachelor
of Commerce and is a fellow of
Chartered Accountants Ireland.
Group Human Resources & Corporate Affairs Director
Michael Patten is Group Human
Resources & Corporate Affairs Director
and has responsibility for Group human
resources, strategic leadership of the
Group’s global reputation, public affairs
and sustainability agenda. Prior to
joining the Group, Michael was Global
Public Affairs Director with Diageo plc.
He previously served with the Group as
Director of Communications. Michael
holds a BA in Communication Studies
from Dublin City University and is an
Honorary Life Fellow of the Public
Relations Institute of Ireland.
Group Corporate Development Director
Tom Tench is the Group Corporate
Development Director. Tom joined the
Group in 2004 with responsibility for
strategy and development for Glanbia’s
US Cheese and Global Nutritionals
businesses. Prior to joining the Group,
Tom worked in the investment banking
and investment management industry.
Tom also served for 10 years as an
officer in the US military.