Board of Directors

The Board of Origin consists of a non-executive chairman, three executive directors and five non-executive directors.

Executive Directors

Tom O'Mahony (54)

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

Imelda Hurley (44)

Chief Financial Officer

Imelda Hurley was appointed to the Origin Board on 1 August 2014. Imelda is Chief Financial Officer of Origin having joined the Group in July 2014. She was previously based in Hong Kong as Chief Financial Officer and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at PCH International Holdings. Prior to that, Imelda held a number of senior leadership positions at Greencore Group plc during the period 2001 to 2011, including Group Finance Director and Finance Director of the Convenience Foods Division. Imelda is a business graduate of the University of Limerick and a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, having trained with Arthur Andersen.

Declan Giblin (60)

Executive Director

Declan Giblin was appointed to the Origin Board on 15 October 2008. Declan is Head of Corporate Development and Executive Chairman of Agrii. 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 (59)

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 (51)

Non-Executive Director

Kate Allum was appointed to the Origin Board on 1 October 2015. Kate is a Non-Executive Director of Cranswick plc where she is a member of the Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees. She has 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 (62)

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 (62)

Non-Executive Senior Independent Director

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

Chair: Audit Committee

Member: Nomination Committee, Risk Committee

Rose McHugh (52)

Non-Executive Director

Rose McHugh was appointed to the Origin Board on 18 May 2012. Rose is Chairman of Brook Food Services and a Non-Executive Director of IMRO, Xiu Lan Hotels Ltd, Irish Life Assurance plc and the Hope Foundation. She was previously Chairman of Bord Iascaigh Mhara and is a former Non-Executive Director of Bord na Mona. Rose was formerly Head of Corporate Finance with Merrion Capital Group, deputy CEO of SWS Group and a Director of Taxation with Ernst & Young. Rose is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, an Associate of the Irish Institute of Taxation, holding a law degree and MBA from University College Cork.

Member: Risk Committee

Christopher Richards (62)

Non-Executive Director

Christopher Richards was appointed to the Origin Board on 1 October 2015. Chris is Chairman of Plant Health Care plc and of Nanoco Group plc as well as Non-Executive Director of Cibus Global. 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