Board of Directors

The Board of Origin consists of a non-executive chairman, two executive directors and four non-executive directors.

Executive Directors

Tom O'Mahony (55)

Chief Executive Officer

Tom O'Mahony was appointed to the Origin Board on 9 February 2007. Tom is CEO of Origin since its formation in 2006. Prior to his appointment he was Chief Operations Officer of IAWS Group plc having previously held a number of senior management positions at IAWS, spanning functional areas including corporate development, business integration and financial control within the Group.

Member: Nomination Committee

Declan Giblin (61)

Executive Director

Declan Giblin was appointed to the Origin Board on 15 October 2008. Declan is Head of Corporate Development. He was formerly Chief Executive of Masstock and has been the driving force behind the development of Agrii over a 20-year period.

Non-Executive Directors

Rose Hynes (60)

Non-Executive Chairman

Rose Hynes was appointed to the Origin Board on 1 October 2015. Rose is the Senior Independent Director of Total Produce plc and One Fifty One plc. She is also Chairman of Shannon Group plc. She previously held a number of senior Executive positions with GPA Group plc in the period 1988-2002 including General Counsel and Head of the Commercial Department. A law graduate of University College Dublin and a lawyer, Rose is an Associate of the Irish Institute of Taxation and of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Chair: Nomination Committee

Member: Remuneration Committee

Kate Allum (52)

Non-Executive Director

Kate Allum was appointed to the Origin Board on 1 October 2015. Kate is Chief Executive Officer of CeDo Limited. She is also a Non-Executive Director of Cranswick plc where she is a member of the Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees. Kate previously held a number of senior management positions in the food and agricultural sector, including Chief Executive of First Milk Limited and Head of European Supply Chain for McDonald’s Restaurants.

Chair: Remuneration Committee

Member: Audit Committee

Gary Britton (63)

Non-Executive Director

Gary Britton was appointed to the Origin Board on 1 October 2015. Gary is a Non-Executive Director of The Irish Stock Exchange plc, KBC Bank Ireland plc, Cairn Homes plc and The Cheshire Foundation in Ireland. He was previously a partner in KPMG where he served in a number of senior positions, including the firm’s Board, the Remuneration and Risk Committees and as head of its Audit Practice. Gary is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, the Institute of Directors and the Institute of Banking. He is also a Certified Bank Director as designated by the Institute of Banking.

Chair: Risk Committee

Member: Audit Committee

Hugh McCutcheon (63)

Non-Executive Senior Independent Director

Hugh McCutcheon was appointed to the Origin Board on 21 November 2011. Hugh is Interim Non-Executive Chairman of One Fifty One plc. He is also an Alternate Director at the Irish Takeover Panel. He was formerly Head of Corporate Finance at Davy. Hugh is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, having trained with PWC.

Chair: Audit Committee

Member: Nomination Committee, Risk Committee

Christopher Richards (63)

Non-Executive Director

Christopher Richards was appointed to the Origin Board on 1 October 2015. Chris is Chairman of Plant Health Care plc and Nanoco Group plc as well as Non-Executive Director of Volac International. He has more than 30 years international experience in the agriculture industry and currently farms in the West of England. Chris previously spent 20 years in various leadership roles with Syngenta and its predecessor companies before serving as CEO and, later, Non-Executive Chairman of Arysta LifeScience. Chris holds an MA in Zoology and a D. Phil. in Ecology from Oxford University.

Member: Remuneration Committee