Colin Gordon – Chief Executive – Consumer Products- Glanbia

  • Colin is CEO of Glanbia Consumer Foods – Ireland’s largest Consumer Food company. He holds degrees from Trinity College and University College Dublin and is a Fellow of the Marketing Institute. He has extensive experience in FMCG having worked in various leading organisations at senior level over 25 years. He founded, and chaired for 5 years, Bord Bia’s (The Irish food Board) Brand Forum; he is a Board member of Bord Bia’s Consumer Foods Board and that of the Marketing Institute of Ireland, the Chairs IBEC’s Food and Drink Industries Ireland (FDII) and was vice – Chair of the 10 year strategic review of the prepared Consumer Foods industry. Colin has worked on a number of Government and non-government Advisory groups looking at the role of industry and Agri-Food in the wider societal context and is a Board Member of Concern Worldwide where he chairs their Business and Organisational Development Committee. Colin has also chaired a number of charity committees for fund raising from industry networks.

    During his time in Glanbia he has witnessed consumer boom and bust, four Government reports into Food and Food –related ”Growth” or sustainability studies, a number of national food quality scares, one sizable customer collapse (and Lazarus – like recovery), a total revision of the FMCG supply-chain system, 3 6 Nations Championships including one grand slam.