Stan McCarthy

Senior Advisor

Stan McCarthy FCCA, served as Chief Executive of Kerry Group, a public company listed on the Dublin and London Stock Exchanges from January 2008 to end of September 2017.  In May 2017 he was appointed non-Executive Director of Ryanair Holdings Plc.

Prior to his appointment as Kerry Group Chief Executive, he was President and CEO of Kerry Ingredients Americas since 1996 and an Executive Director of Kerry Group since 1999. A native of County Kerry, Stan joined Kerry’s Graduate Recruitment Programme in Ireland in 1976 and worked in Finance until his appointment as Financial Controller in the USA on establishment of Kerry’s Representative Office in Chicago in 1984. He retired as Chief Executive of Kerry Group on 30 September 2017 and as a Director of the Group at year-end.

Kerry Group achieved sustained profitable growth and development under Stan McCarthy’s leadership. The Group is a world leader in Taste and Nutrition serving the food and beverage industries and a leading consumer foods processing and marketing organisation in selected EU markets. Launched as a public company in 1986, the Kerry organisation today has a market capitalisation of approximately €16 billion, annualised sales in excess of €6 billion, 24,000 employees, 140 manufacturing facilities and a customer base which spans 150 countries.


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