ABP Food Group appoints Chris Martin to board

Chris Martin stepped down as CEO of Musgrave in 2019

With over 35 years of experience, Chris Martin is expected to prove a valuable asset

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17 September 2020 | 0

ABP Food Group has appointed Chris Martin as a non-executive director to its board.

A well-known figure within Ireland’s grocery industry, Chris Martin has over 35 years’ experience of working in retail and consumer facing businesses in Britain and Ireland.

In 2019, after 15 years, he stepped down as CEO of Musgrave, the operator of the SuperValu, Centra and Musgrave marketplace brands in Ireland, which is also active in Spain’s retail and food sectors.

Prior to this, he was CEO of Mothercare plc, Group Finance Director of Storehouse plc and had various roles at PizzaHut and ASDA. Martin is a chartered accountant, fellow of the Institute of Grocers and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

ABP’s Larry Goodman said he was delighted to welcome Chris Martin to the board.

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

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