Kerry Group makes 2 new appointments to senior team

Kerry Group has announced two changes to its senior leadership team.

Gavin Caplis has been appointed chief strategy officer for the group, and Malcolm Sheil has been appointed as chief commercial officer of the company’s taste and nutrition business.

Edmond Scanlon, CEO of Kerry Group, commented: “I am delighted that Gavin and Malcolm, with their unparalleled global industry experience and knowledge, have taken up these important roles as we continue to grow our business.

“Over the past few years we have made great progress in embedding our position as the world’s leading taste and nutrition company and these roles will assist us in further building on our world-class capability and expertise,” Scanlon added.

Gavin Caplis

Gavin Caplis has held a variety of senior roles across Europe and North America, focused on strategy, acquisitions and divestitures, before taking up his most recent role as director of business development in 2009.

Gavin Caplis

He has overseen the global merger and acquisition strategy for the group.

Malcolm Sheil

Malcolm Sheil has worked with Kerry for more than 30 years across three regions, and has been leading the European region as regional CEO since 2016, having previously led the Latin America region.

Malcolm Sheil

In his new role, Sheil will oversee the commercial and marketing strategy for the organisation across the countries in which Kerry operates. Malcolm will continue as CEO for the Europe region until the end of the year.

Kerry milk price

In other Kerry Group related news, the company this week announced its milk price for supplies in July.

The Kerry base milk price for July supplies will be 30.5c/L including VAT. This price is held on the price announced last month.

A spokesperson for the processor said: “Based on average July milk solids, the price return, inclusive of VAT and bonuses, is 33.84c/L.”