Mr. Edmond Scanlon (44), Chief Executive
Appointed: Executive Director and Group CEO on 1 October 2017. Edmond joined Kerry’s graduate development programme in Ireland in 1996. He worked in Finance until his appointment as Vice President Finance, Supply Chain and Operations of Kerry’s Global Flavours Division in 2004. In 2007, he was appointed Vice President Mergers & Acquisitions, Kerry Americas Region, before being appointed Global President Kerry Functional Ingredients & Actives in late 2008. In 2012, he was appointed President of Kerry China, prior to his appointment as President & CEO Kerry Asia-Pacific region in November 2013.
Mr. Stan McCarthy (59), Executive Director
Appointed: Board member on 9 March 1999 and as Group CEO on 1 January 2008. Stan joined Kerry’s graduate recruitment programme in Ireland in 1976. He has worked in a number of finance roles including Financial Controller in the USA on the establishment of Kerry’s operations in Chicago in 1984. Following the Group’s acquisition of Beatreme Foods Inc. in 1988 he was appointed Vice President of Materials Management and Purchasing. In 1991, he was appointed Vice President of Sales and Marketing and became President of Kerry North America in 1996. Stan retired as Group CEO on 30 September 2017 and retires from the Board at year end 2017.
Mr. Brian Mehigan (55), Chief Financial Officer
Appointed: 25 February 2002. Brian joined Kerry Group in 1989, having previously worked in practice for six years. He held a number of finance positions within Kerry between 1989 and 2002. He is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland and a graduate of National University of Ireland, Cork. Brian has served as CFO and as an Executive Director on Kerry Group plc’s Board for 15 years.
Mr. Gerry Behan (52), President & CEO Kerry Taste & Nutrition
Appointed: 13 May 2008. Gerry joined Kerry'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. Gerry has served as a Board member for nine years.