The FMCG Directors Network is overseen by our FMCG Advisory Council made up of industry leaders across a variety of companies. 

Mission & Goals

The network is overseen by an Advisory Council which is made up of industry leaders from a variety of FMCG companies. They have set the following goals for the network:

  • Keep members informed of emerging global and strategic trends that impact the sector.
  • Provide peer to peer networking forums to enable the sharing of thought leadership and best practices.
  • Conduct benchmarking studies on relevant strategic topics.
  • Inform FMCG Directors of emerging new technologies that will improve sales performance


The role of the Council is to provide direction, support and governance for the FMCG Directors networking activities. The Council is made up of premier executives from within the FMCG Directors community. They are thought leaders from some of the most progressive FMCG organisations in the world.

Ruth Hughes

Head of Ireland, Kellogg's

Michael Graham

Director, Reckitt Benckiser

Mark Aherne

Managing Director, Lucozade Ribena Suntory Ireland

Eddie Hynes

Head of Sales & Marketing, Manor Farm

Neil Finlayson

Sales Director, Kerry Foods Ireland

Andrew Burke

Country Manager, General Mills & Yoplait Ireland

Shane Hayes

National Account Controller, GSK Consumer

Owen McFeely

Director, PwC Ireland

Cormac Byrne

Head of Sales, Danone Ireland

Brian Keogh

Commercial Manager, Bord na Móna

Stephen Dillon

Sales Revenue Planning Controller Ireland and Chocolate lead, Mondelēz International

Mark Hargadon

Sales Director, Aryzta Food Solutions Ireland

Adrian O’Boyle

Customer Director, Unilever

Catherine Gammell

Sales & eCommerce, PepsiCo

John McCambridge

Head of Sales, Heineken

Contact Us

Syl Cotter

Commercial Director

+353 83 170 4269syl@executiveinstitute.ie