ABP announces appointment of new director to board

ABP Food Group has announced the appointment of a new director to its board today (Wednesday, September 16).

Chris Martin has been appointed as a non-executive member of the board. He has worked in retail and consumer facing businesses in Britain and Ireland for the last 30 years.

Last year he stepped down as CEO of Musgrave, which operates the Centra and SuperValu brands, as well as other brands. Martin had been in the role for 15 years.

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Chris Martin

He has also held positions at various UK companies, including Mothercare, Storehouse and ASDA.

Martin is a chartered accountant, as well as a fellow of the Institute of Grocers and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

In a statement on Martin’s appointment, Larry Goodman said: “I am delighted to welcome Chris Martin to the Board of ABP Food Group. His experiences from a long career at the leading end of retail, and most particularly food retail, will be of considerable value with the ongoing strategic development of the business.

“We look forward to working with Chris in the years ahead,” Goodman added.

Other agri-business appointments

In other agri-business appointments, Origin Enterprises as announced that it has appointed a group commercial director, who will take up the position from October 1, 2020.

Alex Steel will take up the newly-established role, and will report directly to the group CEO Sean Coyle.

In the role, Steel will oversee the group’s commercial operations and assume responsibility for a number of central support areas including portfolio, commercial excellence, R&D and innovation.