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Board of Goodman's ABP rings the changes


ABP Food Group's Mark Goodman

ABP Food Group's Mark Goodman

ABP Food Group's Mark Goodman

ABP Food Group has appointed Mark Goodman, who led the company's push into the Chinese market, to the board.

The son of ABP founder Larry Goodman is one of a raft of new directors, alongside former Glanbia chief John Moloney, who joins the board as director and chairman designate.

ABP veteran Tom Kirwan has also been appointed as a non-executive director, having stepped down from his position as ABP UK managing director last October, with DCC chief financial officer Fergal O'Dwyer joining the board too.

Mark Goodman and Finbarr McDonnell, ABP's chief operations officer, have joined the board as executive directors.

Larry Goodman Snr will remain on the board, as executive chairman, as will Frank Stephenson, ABP's group CEO.

Four directors are retiring from the board: Ron Bolger, Laurence P Goodman, John Jackson and Philip Morgan. Laurence P Goodman is heavily involved in the Goodman family's separate property empire, including major commercial developments in central Dublin.

"These new appointments to the board of ABP Food Group will enhance board capacity and capability, and will facilitate the ongoing development and strategic leadership of the business," Larry Goodman said.

ABP is the largest beef processor in Ireland and the UK, employs over 11,000 people, and has 51 manufacturing plants in Ireland, the UK, Denmark, Poland, Austria, Holland, France and Spain.

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