Devenish appoints new Chief Commercial Officer

Devenish, an agri-food technology business, has appointed Alan Gibson as Chief Commercial Officer to lead the next phase of the business’ growth.

The agri-food business specialises in delivering innovative nutritional products and solutions for the livestock industry and for human health.

In his new position, Gibson will be responsible for building strategic partnerships with key consumer focused customers.

Gibson previously worked for European food company, Moy Park, for the past 29 years where he recently held the position of UK and Ireland Director.

Alan Gibson
Alan Gibson

With a headquarters in Belfast, Co. Antrim, Gibson will join Devenish which also has operations in Europe, the UK and North America.

Exporting to over 40 countries across the globe, the business continues to invest significant resources in Research and Development, which is aligned with its ‘Soil to Society’ initiative.

A recent example is the Devenish innovation behind the world’s first naturally enriched omega-3 chicken, supported by human health studies with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

Gibson holds a wealth experience from within the agri-food and fast-moving consumer goods sectors on an international scale, according to Executive Chairman of Devenish Owen Brennan.

This will prove extremely valuable for Devenish, as we work with our partners across the food and farming industry.

“Alan’s appointment is a particularly significant development for Devenish, as we roll out our recently launched ‘Soil to Society’ sustainability initiative.

“This holistic approach to improving soil, animal and human health, summarises the core of our business strategy and Alan will be integral in taking this forward,” he said.

Meanwhile, Gibson added that he was delighted to join the Devenish team at such an exciting time.

The business’ commitment to its customers and consumers in developing innovative nutritional solutions with active benefits to human health is both pioneering and motivating.

“At a time when health and sustainability are becoming increasingly more important, Devenish is well positioned to deliver unique solutions to its business partners, with positive social and environmental impact.

“I very much look forward to helping further Devenish’s reputation as an international business at the forefront of animal and human health innovation,” the new Chief Commercial Officer said.