Friday 5th August, 2022
Associated British Foods plc has appointed Eoin Tonge from M&S as the next Finance Director of the Company.
Tonge is currently Chief Financial Officer and Chief Strategy Officer at Marks and Spencer Group Plc a position he has held since May 2022, having joined two years ago.
He will succeed John Bason who will be retiring as Finance Director and will be stepping down from the ABF Board.
Prior to M&S, Eoin was Chief Financial Officer of Greencore Group plc from 2016 to 2020 and, before that, was Managing Director of Greencore’s grocery division and Chief Strategy Officer.
George Weston, Chief Executive of Associated British Foods, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Eoin to ABF. His extensive knowledge and experience of both retail and food industries along with his energy and broad understanding of business make him an ideal successor to John as Finance Director. I am confident he will make a strong contribution to the senior management team and to the business.
Eoin Tonge said: “ABF has a prestigious heritage, a strong sense of purpose and an exciting portfolio of diverse businesses. I am looking forward to working with the management teams to meet the challenges ahead and drive growth.”
Eoin will join the business with a start date to be agreed but no later than February 2023.