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.

Mark Aherne

Sales Director, Lucozade Ribena Suntory Ireland

Ruth Hughes

Head of Ireland, Kellogg's

AnnMarie Phillips

Channel Director On Trade, Diageo

Stephen Dillon

Sales Revenue Planning Controller Ireland and Chocolate lead, Mondelēz International

Neil Finlayson

Sales Director, Kerry Foods Ireland

Paul Lynch

Head of sales, PepsiCo

Mark Hargadon

Sales Director, Aryzta Food Solutions Ireland

Eddie Hynes

Head of Sales & Marketing, Manor Farm

Owen McFeely

Director, PwC Ireland

Andrew Burke

Country Manager, General Mills & Yoplait Ireland

Shane Hayes

National Account Controller, GSK Consumer

Cormac Byrne

Head of Sales, Danone Ireland

Brian Keogh

Commercial Manager, Bord na Móna

Michael Graham

Director, Reckitt Benckiser

Contact Us

Syl Cotter

Commercial Director

+353 83 170 4269Syl@salesinstitute.ie