Kerry Foods Leadership

Nick Robinson | Chief Executive Officer

Nick started his career with Diageo with a variety of sales, commercial and marketing roles on world renowned consumer brands Guinness, Smirnoff and Johnnie Walker between 1995 and 2005 before becoming Marketing Director of Diageo’s Global Travel and Middle East; a role he served for four years. In 2009, he moved to Coca-Cola where he led the Coke brand across North-West Europe and delivered the brand’s Olympic marketing program at London 2012 before moving to Germany to be Marketing Director in 2013. In 2014, Nick joined the world’s largest brewer ABInBev as North Europe Marketing Director. He joined Kerry’s Consumer Foods division Kerry Foods in 2017 as CMO, and subsequently as Managing Director Brands and CMO in January 2019, before being appointed CEO of the Consumer Foods division in September 2020.

Liam Burke | Managing Director Private Label

After studying Meats Science at University College Cork, Liam joined Kerry as a graduate. He participated in a variety of roles in Commercial and General Management over a 30 year period before becoming appointed as Managing Director of the Meals Solutions business in 2015. Liam was subsequently appointed to Managing Director of the Private Label business in 2018 and continues to enjoy working as part of a successful team to grow the Kerry Foods’ business.

William Cadbury | Chief Finance Officer

William Cadbury joined Kerry Foods finance team in 2000 as part of the Graduate Programme.  After 14 years in a variety of UK locations covering different aspects of business finance he spent a short stint in General Management before becoming CFO of Kerry Foods in 2016.  Working as part of a team to help build and grow a business that creates opportunities for people to develop has given William a hugely rewarding career.

David Hamilton | Chief Innovation Officer

David became passionate about food at a young age. He set out on a career in high-end professional kitchens in the UK and Italy, before bringing his passion for food craft, science and technology to Kerry Foods in 1994.

David initially held roles in RD&A management, Technical Management and Commercial Management before moving into Strategic Innovation; where he was accountable for teams of chefs, scientists, technologists and designers with an ambitious role to develop and deliver innovation strategies and idea creation within the wider RD&A function. In 2013 David was appointed to the Kerry Foods Leadership Team as Chief Innovation Officer and more recently in June 2019 has taken Strategic Innovation responsibility for Direct to Retail and Foodservice channels across Europe and sits on the Kerry Global Innovation Council.

Catherine Neilson | Director of Strategy

Catherine joined Kerry’s Graduate Development Programme in 1994 as a Marketing graduate. She was appointed Trade Marketing Manager of the Foods Division in 1998. In 2007 she was appointed Strategic Planning Controller for the UK and Ireland before being appointed Director of Strategy for Kerry Foods in 2009. Catherine is a member of the Institute of Directors and the Marketing Institute of Ireland and holds a Bachelor of Science (Marketing) and a Master of Arts.