Kelleher named managing director designate
Martin Kelleher will become managing director of Musgrave Wholesale Partners, following the departure next May of current MD Frank Coghlan
13 October 2009
Musgrave Group has announced that Martin Kelleher will become managing director of Musgrave Wholesale Partners in May next year. Kelleher will replace current managing director Frank Coghlan, who will retire from his position on 30 April 2010 following 18 years of service with the company.
Kelleher has been with the Musgrave Group since 1996, serving in a number of senior roles including sales director for both the Centra and SuperValu brands. More recently Kelleher was appointed managing director of J&J Haslett following the company’s acquisition by Musgrave in September 2007. In this role Kelleher successfully led the integration of J&J Haslett into Musgrave’s existing trading divisions in Northern Ireland.
Frank Coghlan first joined the business in 1991 as group human resources director and subsequently went on to lead the wholesale division, developing that business into its current three business units of Cash and Carry, Delivered Retail and Delivered Foodservice. He has also been a member of the main board of Musgrave since joining the company and has contributed greatly to the overall growth and development of the Musgrave Group.
Commenting on Coghlan’s retirement and Kelleher’s appointment, Chris Martin, chief executive of Musgrave Group, said: “I would like to thank Frank for his significant contribution to Musgrave over the last 18 years and wish him a long and happy retirement. I would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate Martin on his appointment and wish him every success in his new role. Frank and Martin will work together over the coming months to ensure a successful transition of the leadership of Musgrave Wholesale Partners and the continued development of its brands.”