Greencore CEO Patrick Coveney has been appointed to the board of Glanbia as a non-executive director.

Coveney, who’s 43, has been chief executive of convenience food group Greencore – which has revenues of £1.2bn and employing over 12,000 people in the UK, Ireland and the US, since 2007. Before that, he was Greencore’s chief financial officer.

He was previously a global partner of McKinsey and Co, focused on consumer and food industries. Coveney is a former Rhodes scholar and holds a DPhil and MPhil from Oxford University.

“I am very pleased that Patrick has agreed to join the Glanbia board and I believe he is well equipped to support the group’s next phase of growth and its vision to be the world’s leading performance nutrition and ingredients group,” said Glanbia chairman Liam Herlihy.