Garvey joins Glanbia from Sara Lee Corp

Garvey joins Glanbia from Sara Lee Corp

Irish dairy and ingredients group Glanbia has appointed former Sara Lee executive Mark Garvey to the role of finance chief.

Garvey takes over from Siobhán Talbot who is taking up the role of group managing director with immediate effect.

Garvey's previous role was at Sara Lee, where he was executive VP and CFO until 2012 when the company split in two - US firm Hillshire Brands and beverages group D.E. Master Blenders.

Since 1995, Garvey has held a number of senior finance roles within the firm in the US and Europe including CFO of Sara Lee North America and group CFO of Sara Lee International.

Prior to Sara Lee, he worked with Arthur Andersen in Ireland and the US as a manager in various audit and advisory roles.

"The board is delighted to announce the appointment of Mark Garvey as group finance director," said chairman Liam Herlihy. "Mark brings an excellent range of skills to his new role which are very complementary to the Glanbia executive and senior management team. It is a great testament to the growth opportunity that Glanbia offers that we can attract back to Ireland an individual of Mark's calibre and international experience."