• PETER JACKSON

    Chief Executive Officer

    Peter is the Chief Executive Officer at Sysco Ireland. He has overall responsibility for all Sysco activities on the Island of Ireland. Peter has over twenty-six years’ experience in the food industry. Prior to joining Sysco, Peter held several senior positions at the Aryzta Group including Managing Director Aryzta Food Solutions Europe and Managing Director Aryzta Ireland. Peter previously spent twelve years at the Kepak Group where he held the roles of Finance Director and then Chief Executive of the Convenience Foods division.

    Peter holds a B.B.S. from Dublin City University and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

  • MARK LEE

    Commercial Director

    Mark is the Commercial Director at Sysco Ireland. He is responsible for the delivery of the Independent and National Account sales plans in addition to the Marketing, Customer Contact and Culinary agendas. Prior to joining Sysco, Mark held several executive level positions with Compass Group Ireland including Commercial Director, Customer Retention Director and Marketing Director.

    Having started his career in the Guinness Ireland Group, Mark then held marketing management positions in O2 and subsequently Eircom before setting up a Sport Marketing agency in 2004 where Ryder Cup 2006 Ltd and the European Tour were his primary clients.

    Mark holds a B.Sc Mgmt from Trinity College Dublin and an Advanced Diploma in Marketing Techniques from Dublin Institute Of Technology.

  • Martina O’Donnell

    Human Resources Director

    Martina is the Human Resources Director at Sysco Ireland. She is responsible for all aspects of Human Resources in addition to Internal Communications and Risk and Compliance. Martina has over twenty years’ experience in the food and hospitality industry. During her time in this role, the business has been through significant transformation including multiple acquisitions and integrations and has grown from a team of 400 to 1,300 colleagues across the Island of Ireland.

    Prior to joining Sysco, Martina held several senior Human Resource leadership positions within the hospitality sector including the 5 star Adare Manor Hotel, the Fitzpatrick Hotel Group and led the HR function for the opening of the 5 star Lyrath Estate Hotel.

    Martina holds a Master of Business in Human Resources Management from the University of Limerick.

  • ALAN WAITE

    Merchandising & Supply Chain Director

    Alan is the Merchandising Director at Sysco Ireland. He is responsible for both the Purchasing and Supply Chain functions including category management, strategic sourcing, demand planning and supplier relationships. Alan has over thirty-five years’ experience within the food industry.

    Prior to joining Sysco, Alan held the role of Managing Director, Brakes Ireland and held several senior leadership roles within O’ Kane Food Service.

    Alan holds both an MSc and MBA from University of Ulster.

  • JOHN MCLAUGHLIN

    Chief Financial Officer

    John is the Chief Financial Officer at Sysco Ireland. He is responsible for all Financial Functions and Sales Support. Prior to joining Sysco, John held several Executive level positions within Brakes Europe including Finance Director Brakes Ireland, Commercial Finance Director UK, and Operations Finance Director UK. 

    Having started his career in Manufacturing with Rank Hovis MacDougall, John then joined a logistics business, ADL, as part of a management buyout team which led to a floatation on the London Stock Market.

    John is a fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants. 

  • IAN SMITH

    Operations Director

    Ian is the Operations Director at Sysco Ireland. He is responsible for the direction and leadership of the warehousing, delivery, quality, fleet and facilities teams, across Ireland as well as leading a key programme of change for our UK business in the operational space.  Prior to joining Sysco, Ian worked in the UK and held several senior leadership roles in the retail arena, in Supply Chain & Logistics for the Cooperative Group.

  • Stewart Mackey

    Business Technology Director

    Stewart is the Business Technology Director at Sysco Ireland. He is responsible for all aspects of technology and systems and has led the team since 2018. During his time in this role, the business has seen significant transformation with multiple successful system migrations which have streamlined and simplified the operating model to enhance our customer experience.  Stewart previously led the Brakes Ireland technology team for eight years and prior to this held the position of Systems Manager at McLarnon Feeds.
     
    Stewart holds a B.Sc Business Studies from Robert Gordon Business School in Aberdeen.

  • DAVE MCENROE

    Managing Director, Classic Drinks

    Dave joined Sysco Ireland in April 2021 as Managing Director of our wine and spirits business Classic Drinks. He has overall responsibility for Classic Drinks on the Island of Ireland with particular focus on ensuring Classic Drinks strives relentlessly to support customer needs. Dave has over twenty years experience in the hospitality sector working on both domestic and international stages having managed food service operations in Ireland and business development across Europe.

    Prior to joining Sysco, he held senior commercial and operational roles in Aryzta including as Managing Director – European Business Development and managed distribution operations for Aryzta and Lidl in Ireland.

    Dave holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from UCD.

  • PETER JACKSON

    Chief Executive Officer

    Peter is the Chief Executive Officer at Sysco Ireland. He has overall responsibility for all Sysco activities on the Island of Ireland. Peter has over twenty-six years’ experience in the food industry. Prior to joining Sysco, Peter held several senior positions at the Aryzta Group including Managing Director Aryzta Food Solutions Europe and Managing Director Aryzta Ireland. Peter previously spent twelve years at the Kepak Group where he held the roles of Finance Director and then Chief Executive of the Convenience Foods division.

    Peter holds a B.B.S. from Dublin City University and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

  • JOHN MCLAUGHLIN

    Chief Financial Officer

    John is the Chief Financial Officer at Sysco Ireland. He is responsible for all Financial Functions and Sales Support. Prior to joining Sysco, John held several Executive level positions within Brakes Europe including Finance Director Brakes Ireland, Commercial Finance Director UK, and Operations Finance Director UK. 

    Having started his career in Manufacturing with Rank Hovis MacDougall, John then joined a logistics business, ADL, as part of a management buyout team which led to a floatation on the London Stock Market.

    John is a fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants. 

  • MARK LEE

    Commercial Director

    Mark is the Commercial Director at Sysco Ireland. He is responsible for the delivery of the Independent and National Account sales plans in addition to the Marketing, Customer Contact and Culinary agendas. Prior to joining Sysco, Mark held several executive level positions with Compass Group Ireland including Commercial Director, Customer Retention Director and Marketing Director.

    Having started his career in the Guinness Ireland Group, Mark then held marketing management positions in O2 and subsequently Eircom before setting up a Sport Marketing agency in 2004 where Ryder Cup 2006 Ltd and the European Tour were his primary clients.

    Mark holds a B.Sc Mgmt from Trinity College Dublin and an Advanced Diploma in Marketing Techniques from Dublin Institute Of Technology.

  • IAN SMITH

    Operations Director

    Ian is the Operations Director at Sysco Ireland. He is responsible for the direction and leadership of the warehousing, delivery, quality, fleet and facilities teams, across Ireland as well as leading a key programme of change for our UK business in the operational space.  Prior to joining Sysco, Ian worked in the UK and held several senior leadership roles in the retail arena, in Supply Chain & Logistics for the Cooperative Group.

  • Martina O’Donnell

    Human Resources Director

    Martina is the Human Resources Director at Sysco Ireland. She is responsible for all aspects of Human Resources in addition to Internal Communications and Risk and Compliance. Martina has over twenty years’ experience in the food and hospitality industry. During her time in this role, the business has been through significant transformation including multiple acquisitions and integrations and has grown from a team of 400 to 1,300 colleagues across the Island of Ireland.

    Prior to joining Sysco, Martina held several senior Human Resource leadership positions within the hospitality sector including the 5 star Adare Manor Hotel, the Fitzpatrick Hotel Group and led the HR function for the opening of the 5 star Lyrath Estate Hotel.

    Martina holds a Master of Business in Human Resources Management from the University of Limerick.

  • Stewart Mackey

    Business Technology Director

    Stewart is the Business Technology Director at Sysco Ireland. He is responsible for all aspects of technology and systems and has led the team since 2018. During his time in this role, the business has seen significant transformation with multiple successful system migrations which have streamlined and simplified the operating model to enhance our customer experience.  Stewart previously led the Brakes Ireland technology team for eight years and prior to this held the position of Systems Manager at McLarnon Feeds.
     
    Stewart holds a B.Sc Business Studies from Robert Gordon Business School in Aberdeen.

  • ALAN WAITE

    Merchandising & Supply Chain Director

    Alan is the Merchandising Director at Sysco Ireland. He is responsible for both the Purchasing and Supply Chain functions including category management, strategic sourcing, demand planning and supplier relationships. Alan has over thirty-five years’ experience within the food industry.

    Prior to joining Sysco, Alan held the role of Managing Director, Brakes Ireland and held several senior leadership roles within O’ Kane Food Service.

    Alan holds both an MSc and MBA from University of Ulster.

  • DAVE MCENROE

    Managing Director, Classic Drinks

    Dave joined Sysco Ireland in April 2021 as Managing Director of our wine and spirits business Classic Drinks. He has overall responsibility for Classic Drinks on the Island of Ireland with particular focus on ensuring Classic Drinks strives relentlessly to support customer needs. Dave has over twenty years experience in the hospitality sector working on both domestic and international stages having managed food service operations in Ireland and business development across Europe.

    Prior to joining Sysco, he held senior commercial and operational roles in Aryzta including as Managing Director – European Business Development and managed distribution operations for Aryzta and Lidl in Ireland.

    Dave holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from UCD.

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