ABP has announced the appointment of Kevin Cahill as managing director of its Irish and Polish operations.

The incoming managing director will take up the role in March 2021, the food group noted.

Cahill, who started his career in ABP, re-joins the group from OSI where he was managing director Europe for the last five years.

Prior to joining OSI, Cahill spent 20 years with the Kepak Group.

Commenting, Frank Stephenson, group CEO of ABP, said:

Kevin brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to this important role at this time.

A Meath native, Cahill is a graduate of University College Cork (UCC) with a bachelor of commerce degree.

Kevin Cahill is married to Liane and they have three sons – James, Harry and Stephen – who are all keen sports and GAA enthusiasts.

About ABP

ABP Ireland and Poland is a division of the ABP Group.

The largest beef processor in the UK and Ireland, the company also operates substantial renewable (Olleco), pet food (C&D) and protein divisions.

ABP employs over 11,000 people and has 47 manufacturing plants in the Ireland, UK, Denmark, Poland, Austria, Holland, France and Spain.

In other company news, 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.