Moy Park, a leading UK food company and one of Europe's largest poultry producers, has appointed Barry McGrane to the Moy Park Executive Board as chief financial officer (CFO). McGrane will be responsible for leading the company's finance and IS functions - ensuring the continued delivery of high performance levels and strong growth across Moy Park's 16 sites in the UK, Ireland and Europe. 

McGrane joins Moy Park following a career spanning more than 20 years with United Drug plc where he held the position of group finance director - playing a pivotal role in the international growth of the Dublin-based FTSE 250 Company. Prior to this, McGrane studied at University College Dublin and completed executive development programs at UCLA California and The Wharton Business School, USA. McGrane is also a member and a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

"We are extremely pleased to welcome Barry to the Moy Park team and delighted to announce his appointment," said Janet McCollum, chief executive for Moy Park.


"Barry has an outstanding reputation across the business community and a strong track record of delivering results. He will bring a high level of expertise in financial management and a wealth of experience in delivering operational excellence on an international stage - which will no doubt prove invaluable in his new role with Moy Park."

Commenting on his appointment as Moy Park CFO, McGrane said, "As a business, Moy Park is recognized as one of the leading food companies in Europe and I am delighted to take up this post as chief financial officer. I look forward to working alongside the Moy Park executive team to build upon the strong, growing and profitable business Moy Park is today."

McGrane's arrival at Moy Park is the latest in a series of new appointments at the company, including agriculture development and improvement manager, Justin Coleman.