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 (aged 52) was appointed as 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 Executive Committee 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, Ireland and Sydney, Australia. A fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, Siobhán graduated from University College Dublin with a Bachelor of Commerce and Diploma in Professional Accounting.
Group Finance Director
Mark Garvey (aged 51) was appointed as Group Finance Director on 12 November 2013. Prior to joining Glanbia he held the position of Executive Vice President & 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 USA and Europe and prior to that he worked with Arthur Andersen in Ireland and the USA. A fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in 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 (aged 51) was appointed as Group Secretary on 9 June 2005, having previously held the position of Group Financial Controller since June 2002. He joined the Glanbia 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 the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, Michael graduated from the National University of Ireland, Galway with a Bachelor of Commerce.
CEO Glanbia Performance Nutrition
Hugh McGuire (aged 45) 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 Chief Executive Officer (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 Accountants.
CEO Glanbia Nutritionals
Brian Phelan (aged 49) was appointed as Chief Executive Officer Global Ingredients 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 the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.
Group Human Resources & Corporate Affairs Director
Michael Patten (aged 53), 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 Glanbia, Michael was Global Public Affairs Director with Diageo plc. He previously served with Glanbia plc 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 (aged 45), 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 Glanbia, Tom worked in the investment banking and investment management industry. Tom also served for ten years as an officer in the US military.