Hardie brings a wealth of food and drink industry expertise to the business from a 30-year career within the industry that spans the globe. He will join the board of directors effective 1 February 2020.
Prior to his role at Bunge, Hardie has held senior positions at German fats and oil manufacturer Walter Rau, Polish food producer Z.T Kruswizca and Foodbank New South Wales.
Greencore chairman Gary Kennedy said: “We are delighted that Gordon is joining the board.
‘Driving the group forward’
“His in-depth business to business and business to consumer experience in the food and consumer goods industries, as well as his executive and non-executive experience in a wide range of functions, geographies and growth stages will be very valuable, as we continue to drive the group forward.”
Greencore also announced that non-executive director John Moloney will retire from the board at the conclusion of its next annual general meeting, scheduled for 28 January 2020.
Kennedy thanked Moloney for his dedication and contribution to the business over the past seven years and wished him the best in his future endeavours.
Supporting the group
Chief executive Patrick Coveney added: “In his seven years on the board, John has provided invaluable support, counsel and at times robust challenge to me and the executive team.
“He knows every corner of the global food industry, has a passion for growth, and has made Greencore a better business and me a better leader and we wish him well.”
Meanwhile, the Scottish Salmon Company has announced the appointment of a new chief executive following its merger with Danish fish processor Bakkafrost.
Current head Craig Anderson will leave the position to be replaced by Odd Eliasen – existing managing director of Havsbrún, a subsidiary of Bakkafrost – with immediate effect.