Prepared Consumer Foods announces new Council chair

Kieran Conroy, country manager at Nestlé Ireland

New chair Kieran Conroy, managing director for Nestlé Ireland, will be joined by a new vice-chair, Killian Barry



22 February 2023

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Food Drink Ireland (FDI), the Ibec group that represents the food and drink sector, has appointed Kieran Conroy, managing director for Nestlé Ireland as the new chair of the Prepared Consumer Foods (PCF) Council. He will be joined by a new vice-chair, Killian Barry, managing director of Danone Ireland.

“It is an honour to take up this role amid an ever-changing landscape for the food and beverage sector,” Kieran Conroy said. “The uncertainty of the pandemic has subsided, but it has birthed fresh issues around supply chain disruption, labour shortages and increased input business costs.  However, there are great opportunities ahead for the prepared consumer food sector through sustainability commitments, evolving consumer choice and prospects in other markets.”

Jonathan McDade, deputy director of Food Drink Ireland, said he was delighted to welcome Kieran Conroy. “Kieran will provide a mix of energy and experience to the role over the next two years,” he said. “I look forward to working with Kieran at an interesting time for the consumer food sector as it emerges from a challenging period.”

The Prepared Consumer Foods sector employs over 22,000 people across 500 manufacturing facilities in all regions of Ireland. It has a gross output of over €5 billion, including €3 billion of exports.



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