Key appointment announced at Danone Ireland’s healthcare business

Anne O'Grady

Anne O'Grady brings over 20 years’ experience to the role, most recently as head of medical affairs and market access



20 June 2023

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Danone Ireland has appointed Anne O’Grady as healthcare director to lead its specialised nutrition category in Ireland, which operates under the Nutricia brand.

As a health-focused company and leading provider of specialised nutrition products and services, Danone provides nutritional support to people of all ages, including patients in hospital and care settings, and people in the community.

A member of Danone Ireland’s leadership team, Anne brings over 20 years’ experience to the role, having spent time in various marketing and medical roles in Nutricia, most recently as head of medical affairs and market access, as well as previously working as a healthcare professional within the Health Service Executive.

“I am delighted to announce Anne’s appointment as Healthcare Director,” said Killian Barry, MD, Danone Ireland. “At Danone, we know nutrition has the power to make a positive difference to health experiences and outcomes and our Specialised Nutrition category is fundamental to our purpose of bringing health through food to as many people as possible.

“Anne has already made a significant contribution to our Nutricia brand in Ireland,” Barry added. “Under her leadership, we look forward to further growing our specialised nutrition category and continuing to improve nutrition and care for Irish patients and consumers in partnership with the Irish health service.”

Danone’s Nutricia portfolio of science-based nutritional solutions is designed to support people’s specific nutritional needs at all stages of life, from early life nutrition to older age, including people with special medical requirements, people with certain health conditions and those undergoing medical treatment.

With an expert team of dietitians, nutritionists, speech and language therapists, and nurses providing critical support and care within communities and healthcare ecosystems, through Nutricia, Danone works with partners such as the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute (INDI), the Irish Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (IrSPEN) and Nursing Homes Ireland (NHI). With these organisations, its focus is on collaborating to provide nutritional education and increase awareness of the role of nutrition as an integral part of healthcare.



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