ABP Food Group appoints new Board member

ABP Food Group appoints new Board member

ABP Food Group (ABP) has announced the appointment of Sharon Whitehead to the Board of the company as a non-executive director.

Sharon Whitehead, non-executive director of ABP.

ABP provides red meat products to many of Europe’s biggest retailers and food service providers, employing 13,200 people across its four divisions: Beef, Pet Foods, Renewables and Proteins.

The manufacturer also has processing facilities in nine countries and has a turnover of over €4 billion.

Its new Board member, Sharon Whitehead, is group vice president of HR at Smurfit Kappa plc. Prior to joining Smurfit Kappa plc, she worked with Kerry Group plc in various international HR leadership roles, including global vice president of HR.

She is a fellow of the CIPD, the professional body for human resources and people development, and holds a bachelor’s degree, in addition to various industry qualifications.

Wealth of experience

Commenting on the appointment, John Moloney, chairman of ABP Food Group said: “I am pleased to welcome Sharon Whitehead to the ABP Food Group Board. She brings a wealth of international leadership experience to the role, particularly in the areas of HR, talent development, food science and food processing.

“Her appointment further strengthens the Board as the business continues to grow and evolve across each of our divisions. We look forward to working with Sharon.”

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