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MEET THE TEAM

Richard Harris

Sales & Marketing Director

With over 20 years’ experience in the FMCG sector, Richard is an accomplished sales and marketing professional who has led the growth of many international companies. In his early career, Richard headed up the team at St Ivel which launched the well- known spreads brand ‘Utterly Butterly’ into all trade channels. Richard then went on to become the Group Sales Director for the beauty brand owner Vivalis Ltd., where he initiated and managed many business transformation projects, one of the most notable being the successful rebrand and repositioning of the collection 2000 make up line and its introduction to Boots, which went on to displace Christian Dior’s position in the UK’s top 10 cosmetic brands. Today, Richard heads up the Standard Brands sales and marketing team globally, establishing new markets such as the Middle East and growing key existing market share. Richard loves to travel and is passionate about music, spending his down time discovering new bands and going to as many gigs as possible!

Denis McCourt

Finance & Factory Director

A qualified accountant, Denis worked in private practice for the first part of his career dealing with a wide variety of clients. Post qualification, he moved into industry, working in a number of divisions of the Rennicks Group owned by the Fitzwilton Group, where his roles included responsibility for management accounts’ preparation, project costings and cash flow management. He joined Standard Brands after its incorporation in 2001 as Assistant Financial Controller and was appointed Finance Director in September 2008. Denis was appointed Factory Director in 2010.

Pat Kiernan

Director Head of Finance & IT

Previously Financial Controller in one of the largest furniture wholesalers in Ireland and UK. Based in Dundalk Co Louth, was part of a team which grew the business into a successful wholesale business, doubling turnover in 3 years and opened a distribution centre in the UK along with a direct sell internet business. Prior to that was employed by Irish Food Processors Group (now ABP) for 24 years and filled a number of key positions in the company such as Group Consolidation Accountant, Group Treasury Accountant, and Group Management Accountant.  Joined  Standard Brands in September 2011 as Group Financial Controller and was appointed to the Board of Directors in March 2015.  Pat is also Director of local Credit Union, Trustee of local Community Centre and has coached and mentored numerous successful underage Gaelic football teams over the past 13 years.

Alison Whiting

Head of Marketing

Siân Griffiths

Marketing Manager 

Katie Penn

Assistant Brand Manager

Thomas Carr

Marketing Executive

Debbie Hallgren

Head of Trading Support

Angelica Harris

Category Manager

Rianna McDonald

Category Insight Analyst

Peter Lewin

Trading Controller UK and Canada

Stuart McCready

Trading Controller Ireland & USA

Melinda Massiere

Trading Manager, Continental Europe

Laurene Parkin

Trading Manager Middle East and Emerging Markets

Keiron Francis

Military Specialist

Angela Casey

Office Manager

Gabie Ciaff

Office Manager

Jennifer Clarke

Accounts Administrator

Anne Moore

Payroll Administrator

Niamh Chambers

Commercial Accountant

Eugene Winters

Assistant Financial Controller

Freddie Vernon

Quality Assurance / Technical Manager

Bronagh McKeown

QA and Technical Coordinator

Gordon McDonnell

Manufacturing / Quality Coordinator

Pat Finegan

Production Manager

James Hanratty

Engineering Manager

Sharon McDonnell

Factory Planner

Jim Ryan

Production Development Manager

Catherine Mulvihill

Co-Pack Planner

Aileen Brown

Transport Co-Coordinator

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