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Senior Management Team

  • Chris
    Kirke

    President

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    Chris joined the business in 2018 as President of Moy Park. With more than 26 years of experience in the food industry, Chris has a strong track record of customer engagement and business transformation in both the UK and US. Prior to joining Moy Park, Chris was most recently CEO at the USA division of Greencore Group plc and previously served as the Managing Director of their food to go division in the UK, driving revenue growth, ownership and channel alignment to establish long term relationships with retail partners and enhance business performance. Chris will uniquely position the Pilgrim’s European business platform for its next chapter of accelerated growth and innovation.

  • Justin
    Coleman

    Agri Business and Live Production Services Director

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    Justin is responsible for the Agri Business operations including laying and rearing of grand parent, parent and broilers, hatcheries and our feedmills. Since joining the business in 2014 as Agriculture Development / Improvement Manager, Justin led the innovation and continuous improvement amongst Moy Park’s agriculture supply base by working with our Agri team, our customers and our farming community to deliver a sustainable, secure and best in class performance. In 2015 Justin became General Manager Agriculture Development, then in 2016 Director of Business Ballymena with leadership of the Ballymena Business Unit Improvement Team consisting of Commercial, Agriculture, Operations, Supply Chain and Finance. Justin has extensive international experience working with farmers supplying retail customers prior to joining Moy Park, as General Manager-Produce, East Africa with Finlay’s Horticulture Kenya Ltd.

  • Keith
    Irvine

    Fresh Poultry Business Unit Director

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    Keith joined Moy Park in January 2012 as Supply Chain Director and from 2014 became Supply Chain Director Europe with responsibility for leading Supply Chain, UK Convenience operations, Central Engineering and Process Development before being appointed Fresh Poultry Business Unit Director in 2018. Prior to joining Moy Park, Keith worked for HJ Heinz in a variety of Purchasing and Supply Chain roles both in the UK and abroad. His most recent roles were Vice President of Supply Chain for Heinz UK & Ireland and Vice President Heinz European Purchasing. Before Heinz, Keith spent 10 years at United Biscuits where he developed his commodity purchasing expertise managing the cocoa, oils and fats and wheat portfolios for the European business.

  • Ursula
    Lavery

    Technical and R&D Director Europe

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    Ursula joined Moy Park in 1987 as a Marketing Executive having graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Food Science from Queen's University, Belfast. Ursula moved into Technical and Quality Management the following year and since then has steadily help build Moy Park's reputation as a leading food company with absolute commitment to food safety and quality. Appointed to the Executive Board as Technical Director Europe in 2013, now Technical and R&D Director Europe, Ursula is responsible for establishing an Integrated Europe-wide Technical organisation. Recognised as a leading authority on Food Safety, Ursula sits on several advisory bodies including the Food Standards Agency (FSA) Acting on Campylobacter Together (ACT) board, IGD Technical Leadership Forum, Chilled Food Association (CFA) Executive Committee, and is a board member of the Northern Ireland Food and Drink Association (NIFDA) and the Industrial Advisory Board of the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen's University Belfast.

  • Flavio
    Malnarcic

    CFO

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    Flavio joined Moy Park in 2018 originally as executive business director before being appointed CFO. Previously Flavio was Business Director at JBS Global, he has a senior leadership background as Executive Director of the poultry and export business in Seara, also as CFO and CEO at Tyson do Brazil, finance roles in Cargill, with a total 30 years in the industry. Flavio graduated in accounting and achieved an International Executive MBA, both from the University of Sao Paulo.

  • Andrew
    Richards

    European Commercial Director – Retail

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    Andrew joined the business in 2017 as Commercial Director UK & Ireland to lead the company’s commercial strategy for the UK and Ireland including Moy Park’s extensive insight, marketing, food innovation and commercial functions and in 2018 was appointed European Commercial Director – Retail. With an extensive commercial track record, Andrew has worked with many of Europe's market and category leading FMCG companies across confectionery (Cadbury/Kraft), savoury snacks (PepsiCo UK), soft drinks (Britvic PLC) and latterly coffee (UCC). Andrew holds the Advanced Management Programme from The Harvard Business School.

  • Jean-Marc
    Spanghero

    Prepared Foods Business Unit Director Foodservice

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    Jean Marc joined the business in 2011 as Director of the Beef and Cooked product division of Keystone Foods in Europe. Since 2014 he has been Director of McDonald’s Business for Moy Park’s Continental Europe Division prior to being appointed Prepared Foods Business Unit Director Foodservice in 2018. Jean Marc is a graduate of Lyon’s Business School in France. He worked in Danone’s sales department in France and Mexico for four years before moving to a family protein and ready meals business in the South of France, where he held various positions from Marketing to Commercial Director and CEO.

  • Kirsty
    Wilkins

    HR & Performance Director

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    Kirsty joined Moy Park in 2017 in the role of HR and Organisation Development Director to lead Moy Park’s HR functions and also drive its talent management, communications and corporate responsibility strategy, whilst contributing to the strategic development of the business as a member of the Executive Leadership Team. With a career spanning almost 30 years including over 20 years’ experience in the food industry, Kirsty joined Moy Park from Tulip where she held the position of HR Board Director and was responsible for leading the HR, learning and development, and health and safety functions for the UK based food producer.



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