ABP Food Group has announced the appointment of John Tuite as the group’s new chief financial officer.

The meat processor revealed the news in a statement this morning (Friday, April 16).

Tuite, who is a chartered accountant, has 30 years’ experience in senior finance roles, according to the group.

He will join ABP Food Group in August from Ryanair, where he is currently chief financial officer for financial services.

Prior to Ryanair, he worked with Bank of Ireland Group across a range of roles including head of finance, corporate banking and as a director with IBI Corporate Finance.  

Tuite will report to group chief executive Frank Stephenson and replaces John McLaughlin who has retired after a 30-year career with ABP Food Group.

Commenting on the announcement, Stephenson said:

“I am very pleased to welcome John to ABP.

“He brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record.

“I would also like to thank John McLaughlin for his tremendous contribution to ABP and wish him a happy and healthy retirement.”

This is the latest in a “changing of the guard” at the food giant. Back in January, the firm announced the appointment of Kevin Cahill as managing director of its Irish and Polish operations.

Cahill took up his role with the group in March, having re-joined from OSI where he was managing director Europe for the last five years.

Meanwhile, back in September, ABP Food Group revealed that Chris Martin had been appointed as a non-executive member of the board.

In 2019, Martin had 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.