Announcement of Board Changes

Mon, 22nd November 2021


Change of Name, Board and Management Changes

Further to the announcement earlier of the results of today’s EGM, the Company’s change of name to Roebuck Food Group plc has been registered by the Registrar of Companies in Ireland.

Arising from the sale of the Cold Stores and return of capital, the Company is pleased to announce the following Board and management changes


As previously announced, Group CEO Kieran Mahon will be leaving the Company in December 2021.

Aidan Hughes will step down from his executive role as Group Finance Director on 31 December 2021.

Declan Morrissey, current CEO of the Company’s dairy division, will assume the role of CEO and join the Board on 1 January 2022.

Gerard Murphy, current Group Company Secretary, will become Finance Director and join the Board on 1 January 2022.

Further details of Mr Morrissey and Mr Murphy are contained below.


Non-executive directors Torgeir Mantor and Willie McCarter are retiring from the Board with immediate effect.

Aidan Hughes will remain on the Board and will become non-executive Deputy Chairman on 1 January 2022.

Executive chairman Ted O’Neill commented:

“Now that we have disposed of the cold store division and are returning funds to shareholders, it is an opportune time to refresh the Board and executive team, some of whom have been on the journey with the Company for many years. I am already on the record for expressing my gratitude to Kieran Mahon and I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to Torgeir Mantor and Willie McCarter for their good counsel and good humour on the board over many years. I would also like to welcome Declan and Gerard to the Board as we embark on a new and exciting journey with the renamed Roebuck Food Group plc.”

Declan Morrissey (34) joined the Company in 2017 as head of the Dairy Division and co-founded its subsidiary Grass to Milk Company Ltd; commercialising dairy products with functional nutrition benefits, derived from its unique A2 protein grass-fed milk source. He previously worked as an equity analyst in Davy, covering the European food sector with a particular focus on dairy, ingredients and supply chain. During his time at Davy, he provided coverage on companies including DSM, Cranswick and Premier Foods and has experience in fundraising, IPO’s and equity issuances in the Irish market. He is a director of Grass to Milk Company Ltd and Cantwellscourt Farm Ltd. There is no other information that is required to be disclosed in accordance with Rule 17 of the AIM Rules for Companies

Gerard Murphy (36) is a Chartered Accountant and has been with the Company since the acquisition of Townview Foods Ltd in October 2012. He is currently the Financial Controller of both the product sourcing division and the dairy division. He was appointed Company Secretary in April 2018. Gerard joined Townview Foods in 2012 having previously worked as Assistant Manager in PricewaterhouseCoopers audit and advisory department in both their Belfast and Dublin offices. He holds a BSc in accounting from Queens University Belfast and a postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Accounts from the University of Ulster. There is no other information that is required to be disclosed in accordance with Rule 17 of the AIM Rules for Companies.


Norish plc / Roebuck Food Group plc

Aidan Hughes, Finance Director

Telephone: + 44 1293 862 498

Davy (Nomad)

Anthony Farrell

Telephone: + 353 1 679 6363