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Bob Carnell Appointed CEO of ABP UK

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Bob Carnell Appointed CEO of ABP UK

Bob Carnell Appointed CEO of ABP UK
September 05
11:59 2019

ABP Food Group (ABP) has appointed Bob Carnell (pictured) as Chief Executive Officer of its UK Division. He joins from Kerry Foods Consumer Brands Business in the UK and Ireland. He is replacing Tom Kirwan, who will step down from this role in October 2019.

Bob Carnell is currently Managing Director of Kerry Foods Consumer Brands business in the UK and Ireland. During his 24-year career with Kerry Group, he has held various senior commercial and general management roles.  He managed the integration of Noon Products into Kerry Foods and played a central role in the successful development of Kerry Foods into a multi-channel business. He is a graduate of Loughborough University.

ABP Group Chief Executive, Frank Stephenson commented: “On behalf of all our colleagues across ABP UK and the wider ABP Food Group, I would like to sincerely thank Tom for his outstanding contribution to the business over the past 37 years. Tom has been instrumental in growing and developing ABP’s business in the UK where it is now well positioned to deal with the challenges and the opportunities that lie ahead.  I am also delighted to welcome Bob Carnell to the team and his considerable experience in the agri-business and consumer food sectors will be of significant benefit to ABP.”

ABP Food Group is one of Europe’s leading privately owned agribusiness companies. It is the largest beef processor in Ireland and the UK. The company also operates substantial renewable (Olleco), pet food (C&D) and protein divisions. ABP Food Group employs over 10,000 people and has 47 manufacturing plants in Ireland, UK, Denmark, Poland, Austria, Holland, France and Spain.


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