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The Board of ARYZTA AG consists of 3 executive directors and 8 non-executive directors.
Denis Lucey has a background in the agricultural co-operative movement in Ireland.
In 1982, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Mitchelstown Co-Operative Agricultural Society Limited, a position he held until the merger of that co-operative
with the Ballyclough Co-Operative Creamery Limited in 1990 and the formation of Dairygold Co-Operative Society Limited. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Dairygold Co-Operative Society Limited until March 2003. He joined the Board of IAWS Group plc as a non-executive director in September 2000, and was elected Chairman of the
Board in 2005. He has served as Chairman of ARYZTA since its admission to trading on the SIX Swiss Exchange and the Irish Stock Exchange in August of 2008. He is also currently Chairman of the Milk Quota Appeals Tribunal for the Irish Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.
Charles Adair is Vice-Chairman of BMO Capital Markets, a full-service investment bank headquartered in Toronto, Canada. He began his career in the agricultural commodity trading and transportation industries in the U.S. and joined BMO Capital Markets in 1984 in Chicago. He was a leader in the formation of BMO’s initial U.S. investment banking effort as one of the senior members of the Chicago investment banking platform in 1995. In addition, he started and continues to lead BMO’s Food & Agribusiness Mergers & Acquisitions practice from Chicago. With over 30 years of experience in the food and agribusiness industries, he continues to focus on advising public and private companies on financing and mergers & acquisitions. He became a member of the ARYZTA Board
of Directors in December 2010.
Hugh Cooney is a Certified Accountant with more than 35 years’ experience working
with a number of major professional advisory firms, including NCB Corporate Finance, Arthur Andersen and BDO in Ireland. He retired from practice in 2008 and is now a consultant with KPMG, Ireland, and a non-executive director of Aon MacDonagh Boland Group (since 2008) and Bio-Medical Research Limited (since 2012), all Irish companies. In addition, he is Chairman of Enterprise Ireland (the Irish government organisation responsible for the development of Ireland’s international trade) and a member of the Advisory Committee of the (Irish) National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) and Chairman of its Audit Committee, all Dublin, Ireland.
Brian Davy is Chairman of Davy, Ireland’s leading provider of stockbroking, wealth management and financial advisory services, and the sponsor of ARYZTA on the Irish Stock Exchange. He graduated from University College Dublin with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and has spent his entire working career in building up the business and executive team of Davy, where he has worked since 1965. He is a former director
of the Irish Stock Exchange and Arnotts plc. He joined the Board of IAWS Group plc as a non-executive director in December 1995. He became a member of the ARYZTA Board
of Directors in August 2008.
Shaun B. Higgins qualified as a Certified Public Accountant while training and working with Ernst & Young, New York, USA, from 1972 to 1977. He worked in the beverage industry from 1977 to 2008, holding various senior finance and operating positions in the Coca-Cola and Seven-Up bottling enterprises in North America and Europe, culminating in the position of Executive Vice President and European President of Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. Shaun B. Higgins is a member of the Advisory Boards of Drinks Americas Holdings, Ltd. and Carmine Labriola Contracting Corp.
Owen Killian is CEO of ARYZTA AG and has been since its admission to trading in 2008. He was previously CEO of IAWS Group plc since 2003. Prior to this, he held several executive positions within IAWS Group plc since it was listed in 1988.
Patrick McEniff joined IAWS Group plc after its listing on the Irish Stock Exchange in 1988 and has fulfilled various senior management roles, focused on finance and systems development. In 2004, he was appointed to the board of IAWS Group plc as its Group Finance Director. In 2008, upon the formation of ARYZTA AG, he was also appointed as CFO and member of the Board of Directors.
Andrew Morgan has more than 25 years with Diageo Plc including most recently seven years as President Diageo Europe. Diageo is the world’s leading premium drinks business and a FTSE top 10 company. Mr Morgan also spent eight years with the Gillette Com- pany in a number of sales and marketing roles. He has held a succession of marketing, strategy and general management positions with Diageo and has lived in London, Athens, Madrid and Barcelona as well as managing emerging markets in Latin America, Asia and Africa. Mr Morgan is also a member of the Global Advisory Board of British Airways, and was a recent President of AIM, the European Consumer Goods Companies Association. He is also a member of the Council of the University of Leicester and is Chairman of the Centre for International Business and Management at Cambridge University.
Götz-Michael Müller has 30 years’ experience working in fast-moving consumer goods companies in Germany. He worked from 1975 to 1996 with Kraft Foods (formerly Kraft Jacobs Suchard) in various marketing and management positions, culminating in the role of Executive Vice-President and Area Director for Kraft Jacobs Suchard, Germany. From 1997 to 2001, he served as member of the executive management (Vice-President of marketing & sales) with Brauerei Beck & Co, Bremen, Germany, and from 2001 to 2003 as Managing Director Germany, Coca-Cola GmbH, Berlin, Germany. From 2006 to 2007, Götz-Michael Müller served as a member of the Board of SIG Combibloc AG (previously SIG Holding AG), Schaffhausen, Switzerland. He is a member of the “Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Marketing und Unternehmensführung” (Academic Society for Marketing and Business Leadership) at the University of Münster, Germany, and the Advisory Board of the Bremen branch of Deutsche Bank, Germany.
Wolfgang Werlé has more than 30 years experience in foodservice. From 1992 to 2001 he worked with Swissair / SAir-Group. From 1992 – 1995 as President and CEO of Gate Gourmet International and from 1996 – 2001 as President and CEO of SAir Relations. From 2001 – 2008, Mr. Wolfgang Werlé served as CEO and Delegate of the Board of Hiestand International and from 2007 to 2008 as Chairman of Hiestand Holding AG. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of ARYZTA AG from August 2008 to December 2008 when he resigned due to other commitments. Mr. Wolfgang Werlé also served on the Board of Schweizerische Post / Swiss Post Services from 2002 to 2010 and has been a member of the Board of Directors of Grand Resort Bad Ragaz since 2005 and of Cat Holding AG since 2012.
John Yamin has over 30 years of experience working in the food service industry across North America. He held various executive positions at Starbucks Coffee Company and Caravali Coffee, Inc. from 1994 to 2002. From 1980 to1994, he held executive management roles at Marriott Corporation, ARAMARK Services and Louise’s Trattoria, Inc. In 2002, he joined La Brea Bakery, Inc. as Senior Vice president of Brand Development which culminated into the Chief Executive Officer role in 2003. Currently, he serves as President and Chief Executive Officer, ARYZTA, LLC, parent company of numerous global bakeries, including La Brea Bakery. John Yamin is a member of the Garden School Foundation Board of Directors as well as a fellowship member of the Culinary Institute of America.
From 1988 to 1998, Pat Morrissey spent his career with Irish law firm LK Shields, where he was admitted as a partner in 1995. In 2000, he joined IAWS Group plc as General Counsel and was appointed General Counsel and Company Secretary in 2005. He has served as Group General Counsel and Company Secretary of ARYZTA since its establishment. He is also Company Secretary of Origin Enterprises plc.