Patrick Coveney
Patrick Coveney

Chief executive officer, Greencore Group

Coveney has been CEO of Greencore Group since 2008 and was chief financial officer before that. The company employs over 13,000 people, with reported annual revenue in the UK & Ireland of more than £1.3bn.

Specialising in food-to-go, the company has had a tough couple of years as the foodservice market was hit by pandemic-related lockdowns. However, Coveney helped steer it back to revenue and profit growth.

Before joining Greencore, he was a partner at McKinsey & Company, focused on the food and beverage industry, finishing his career there as managing partner for McKinsey in Ireland. He is also non-executive director of Glanbia, non-executive chairman of Core Media Group and president of food and grocery industry charity IGD.

In November 2021, Coveney announced his resignation from Greencore at the end of March 2022 to join foodservice operator SSP.