Brendan Kent appointed Managing Director of Agri-Inputs division
20th Aug 2020
Origin Enterprises plc (‘Origin’ or ‘the Group’) is pleased to announce the appointment of Brendan Kent as Managing Director of the Group’s Agri-Inputs division, effective 1 October 2020.
Brendan joined Origin in 1994 as Chief Financial Officer of Power Seeds and progressed to comparable roles in Goulding and Origin Fertilisers. He played a central role in the formation of Origin Enterprises plc and has held the position of Chief Operating Officer of the Agri-Inputs division since 2011. In addition, he has supported the Group in a wider brief involving financial, IT, acquisitions, disposals and business reorganisations.
As Managing Director of the Group’s Agri-Inputs division Brendan will lead the operations of Goulding, Origin Fertilisers UK, Independent Fertilisers, Origin Amenity, Origin NI, and Pillaert Mekoson and oversee the coordination of the Group’s fertiliser activities.
Sean Coyle, Origin’s Chief Executive Officer, commented: “I’m delighted to announce Brendan’s appointment as Managing Director of our Agri-Inputs division. Since joining the Group in 1994, Brendan has held a number of senior leadership positions and brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the role in both a financial and commercial capacity.”
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About Origin’s Agri-Inputs division
Origin’s Agri-Inputs division provides procurement and supply chain solutions to the Irish, UK, Belgian and Brazilian primary food production sectors covering the macro inputs that drive on-farm efficiency, i.e. prescription blended fertilisers and animal feed ingredients. In addition, Origin is a market leader in advisory, service and input provision to the professional sports turf, landscaping and amenity sectors in the UK.
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.
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