OUR FOUNDERS…

“We are Brand Finders and Brand Builders”

Michael Rochford

“For us it’s the personal touch. We bring authentic foods to the market”

William Rochford

OUR TEAM…

Gordon joined us, having gained a wealth of experience in the retail industry over the last twenty years. Previous to BR, he was the Commercial Manager for Simply Wild and subsequently Wholefoods.  He was a key player in the team that successfully sold Simply Wild to a subsidiary of total produce PLC. Post-merger, further expanding the operation into other channels, building long lasting commercial enterprises in convenience and food service units.

In other activities, Gordon was a top Irish 400m Sprinter ranked in the top 20 in Europe and a member of the Olympic relay team in Sydney 2000           The fierce competitiveness, drive and ambition he fostered throughout his sporting days, transferred to his professional career.

Gordon Kennedy
CEO

Alan Finn is the Head of Healthcare in BR. Alan has 16 years experience in the Irish healthcare sector, managing leading VMS & OTC brands.
Previously Alan was Pharmacy Marketing & Key Accounts Manager in Kelkin Ltd for 13 years & more recently Sales & Marketing Manager for 3 years in Valeo Healthcare. Alan holds an Hons. Degree in marketing & an MBA from John Moore University in Liverpool. Alan is a council member of the Irish Health Trade Association.

Alan Finn
Head of Healthcare in BR (DRP)

Anne has over 19 years’ experience in the Irish Food Sector. She joined BR Marketing in 2006 having previously spent a number of years working for BWG Foods as Marketing Manager of the Wholesale and Cash & Carry division. Anne has an in-depth knowledge of the grocery, impulse/ convenience sectors and is instrumental in developing strategies and activities for our brands, to win in those sectors.

Anne McInerney
Head of Marketing in BR

Adrian Curran is our Chief Financial Officer. Adrian joined the business from Unilever as an accountant in 2003 and became the Financial Controller in 2009. Following 10 years as Financial Controller Adrian was recently elevated to Chief Financial Officer. With seventeen years in BR Marketing Adrian has a broad knowledge of all aspects of the business. Whilst primarily focused on the finance function Adrian works with all stakeholders in the business to drive the delivery of strategic business objectives.

Adrian Curran
CFO

Deirdre joined BR Foods in 2016 as Head of Business Operations. With over 15 years’ experience in Leadership roles specialising in Project Management, Business Change & Process Optimisation, Deirdre also has strong IT background and was responsible for leading BR’s SAP implementation. Deirdre has experience in both FMCG & Healthcare environments having previously worked as Oncology BFE for Novartis and Business Operations Manager for Kraft Foods.

Deirdre Wallace
Head of Business Operations (RP)
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