Appointment of TJ Kelly as the Group’s new Chief Financial Officer
23rd Sep 2020
Appointment of Group Chief Financial Officer
23 September 2020
Origin Enterprises plc ('Origin' or 'the Company' or 'the Group'), the international Agri-Services Group, is pleased to announce the appointment of TJ Kelly as the Group’s new Chief Financial Officer ('CFO'). TJ will join Origin no later than March 2021 following the completion of a customary notice period and will be appointed an Executive Director on joining the Company.
TJ (Age 46) is currently CFO and an Executive Director of Hostelworld Group plc, the global hostel-focused online booking agency. Previously, TJ worked in the US and Ireland with Glanbia plc for 12 years, where he held a number of senior leadership roles, including CFO of their Performance Nutrition Business and Group Financial Controller with responsibility for Investor Relations. Prior to Glanbia, TJ held positions in Microsoft's European Operations Centre, Dublin, GE Capital, based in Amsterdam and Eircom plc. TJ qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1995.
Commenting on the appointment, Rose Hynes, Chairman of Origin said:
"Following a thorough recruitment process, we are delighted to welcome an executive of TJ's calibre and expertise to Origin as we prepare for our next phase of growth. TJ brings a wealth of public company experience across multiple industries and markets to the Group, including the global agriculture and food production sector. He has a proven track record in financial leadership, operational transformation and strategy implementation."
Commenting on his appointment, TJ Kelly said:
"I am delighted to be joining Origin at this exciting time in the Group's development. I am looking forward very much to working with the Origin team and to contributing to the Group's ambitious growth plans."
The Company confirms that there is no other information that is required to be disclosed in accordance with Rule 17 Schedule 2 paragraph (g) of the AIM Rules for Companies and Rule 5.22 (b), Schedule 2 paragraph (g) of Chapter 5: Additional Rules for the Euronext Growth Market operated by Euronext Dublin.
About Origin Enterprises plc
Origin Enterprises plc is an international Agri-Services group, providing specialist agronomy advice, crop inputs and digital agricultural solutions to farmers, growers and amenity professionals. The Group has leading market positions in Ireland, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Brazil, Poland, Romania and Ukraine. Origin is listed on the Euronext Growth (Dublin) and AIM markets of the Irish and London Stock Exchanges.