Kerry Group’s Executive Board Members
Kerry Group’s Board of Directors is responsible for the leadership, control and long-term development of the Company. Our Board has extensive knowledge in the area of finance, strategy and the international food industry – collectively governing and leading our company.
Kerry’s Executive Board Members
Stan McCarthy, Chief Executive, Kerry Group
An Executive Director of the Group since 1999, Stan joined Kerry Group’s graduate recruitment programme in Ireland in 1976 and worked in Finance until his appointment as Financial Controller in the USA on establishment of the Group’s Representative Office in Chicago in 1984. Following the Group’s acquisition of Beatreme in 1988 he was appointed Vice President of Materials Management and Purchasing. In 1991 he was appointed Vice President of Sales and Marketing and was named President of Kerry America in 1996. He was appointed Chief Executive of Kerry Group on 1 January 2008.
Gerry Behan, President & CEO Kerry
Gerry Behan joined Kerry Group’s graduate recruitment programme in 1986 and has held a number of senior financial and management roles primarily in the Americas Region. He was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Kerry's global Taste & Nutrition business on 19 December 2011.
Flor Healy, CEO Kerry Foods
Flor Healy joined Kerry Group’s graduate recruitment programme in 1984 and has worked for the Group in a number of leading management and finance roles in Ireland and the UK. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Group’s Consumer Foods Division in 2004 and was appointed as an Executive Director to Kerry Group plc’s Board on 23 February 2004.
Brian Mehigan, Chief Financial Officer
Brian Mehigan joined Kerry Group in 1989, having previously worked in practice for six years. He held a number of finance positions within Kerry Group between 1989 and 2002. He has served as Chief Financial Officer and as an Executive Director on Kerry Group plc’s Board since February 2002. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and a graduate of National University of Ireland, Cork.
- Michael Dowling, Chairman
- Michael Ahern
- Hugh Brady
- Patrick Casey
- James Devane
- Karin Dorrepaal
- Joan Garahy
- James C Kenny
- Tom Moran
- John Joseph O’Connor
- Philip Toomey
The Board has delegated some of its responsibilities to the Committees of the Board.
Details of these Committees and applicable terms of reference are outlined in the following documents:
- Audit Committee Terms of Reference
- Nomination Committee Terms of Reference
- Remuneration Committee Terms of Reference