Bob Carnell appointed CEO of ABP UK
Bob Carnell is to be the new chief executive officer of ABP Food Group’s UK Division. He joins from Kerry Foods Consumer Brands Business in the UK and Ireland and will replace Tom Kirwan, who will step down from October 2019.
Carnell is currently MD at Kerry Foods Consumer Brands business in the UK and Ireland. During his 24 years 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.
Commenting on the announcement, ABP Group chief executive, Frank Stephenson said: “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.”