Executive Team

Meet our Leadership Team

As a team of devoted, experienced professionals in their specialist fields, our senior executives share one common goal. Along with colleagues throughout the Tayto Snacks family and Intersnack, they’re determined to create an environment dedicated to making the best-tasting snacks possible for our customers.

John O’Connor

Managing Director

John joined Tayto Snacks in 2006. Having initially held the position of Commercial Director, he was appointed Managing Director in 2020. John brings more than 40 years’ experience within the FMCG sector having previously held leadership positions at C&C Group, Glanbia, and Cadbury.

Seán Mulligan

Finance Director

Before joining as Finance Director at Tayto Snacks in 2014, Seán previously held senior finance roles with PepsiCo Ireland and Valeo Foods. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, a Chartered Director and holds a degree in International Business and Languages from TU Dublin.

John Hennessy

Operations Director

Having begun his Tayto career as a Factory Manager both in Ireland and the UK, John was appointed Operations Director in 2015. He has over thirty years’ experience in the food and dairy industry right across the globe and holds a degree in Dairy Science from University College Cork.

Alina Uí Chaollaí

Marketing Director

Before being appointed Marketing Director in 2014, Alina had over 20 years’ FMCG marketing experience having worked in a variety of roles spanning customer, channel and brand marketing in Coca-Cola and prior to that, in a range of industries. She holds a Masters Degree in European Studies from Trinity College, Dublin and is a Member of the Marketing Institute of Ireland.

Annamarie O’Connor

People & Culture Director

Annamarie joined Tayto Snacks as People & Culture Director in 2019. She brings more than 20 years’ experience in HR, working across a variety of industries both in Ireland and the UK.

Annamarie holds a Masters in Organisational Analysis & Behaviour, a degree in Applied Psychology, and is a CIPD Member.

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