Board of Directors

The Board of DCC is collectively responsible for the long term success of the Group. Its role is essentially threefold - to provide leadership, to oversee management and to ensure that the Company provides its stakeholders with a balanced and understandable assessment of the Group’s current position and prospects.

Nationality: Irish
Joined Board: Mr. Moloney joined the Board in February 2009 and was appointed non-executive Chairman in September 2014.
Skills and experience: Mr. Moloney has extensive top management and board level experience internationally and domestically in the dairy, meat and nutritionals sectors, covering processing, marketing and distribution. He served as Group Managing Director of Glanbia plc from 2001 to 2013. Prior to that he held a number of roles with that organisation including CEO Agribusiness and CEO Food Ingredients. He also worked with the Department of Agriculture and Food and in the meat industry in Ireland. He is a former council member of the Irish Business and Employers Confederation.
External appointments: Chairman of Coillte Teo (the Irish State Forestry Company) and a non-executive director of Greencore Group plc, Smurfit Kappa plc and a number of private companies.

Nationality: Irish
Joined Board: Mr. Breen joined the Board in February 2000.
Skills and experience: Mr. Breen has worked across a broad range of sectors and businesses during his 30 years with the DCC Group. During this time he has gained significant experience of growing businesses organically and by acquisition. He joined DCC in 1985, having previously worked with KPMG, and has held a number of senior management positions within the Group, including Managing Director of the Energy, Technology and Environmental divisions. He was appointed Chief Operating Officer of DCC in March 2006 and subsequently became Group Managing Director in July 2007. He was appointed Chief Executive in May 2008.
External appointments: A non-executive director of Essentra plc.

Nationality: Irish
Joined Board: Ms. Brennan joined the Board in September 2005.
Skills and experience: Ms. Brennan has over 20 years’ experience advising companies on mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, disposals, fundraisings and initial public offerings. She is a former Chief Executive of IBI Corporate Finance where she worked from 1990 until 2011. She is a former non-executive director of The Irish Takeover Panel.
External appointments: A non-executive director of Coillte Teo (the Irish State Forestry Company), of Wireless Group plc and of Musgrave Group plc.

Nationality: Irish
Joined Board: Mr. Byrne (aged 69) joined the Board and was appointed Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director in January 2009.
Skills and experience: Mr. Byrne has practised at the top of the legal profession. His international commercial experience at board and advisory level ranges across the food, healthcare and environmental sectors. Following 29 years of practice as a barrister, he was Attorney General of Ireland from 1997 to 1999. Mr. Byrne served as the first EU Commissioner for Health and Consumer Protection from 1999 to 2004. Following this, he served as Special Envoy of the Director-General of the World Health Organisation advising on the International Health Regulations. He has previously been a member of the boards of public and private companies, including Kingspan Group plc, The National Concert Hall (Chairman) and Irish Life & Permanent plc. He is the immediate past chair of the National Treasury Management Agency Advisory Committee and is Chancellor Emeritus of Dublin City University.
External appointments: A member of the Kikkoman International Advisory Board. Chair of the European Alliance for Personalised Medicine in Brussels and a Council Member of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.

Nationality: British
Joined Board: Mr. Jukes joined the Board in March 2015.
Skills and experience: Mr. Jukes is a successful divisional CEO with a strong international and commercial track record in the Business to Business and Chemicals Distribution sectors. From July 2009 to January 2011, Mr. Jukes served as Vice President, Sales and Marketing Univar EMEA and from 2002 to 2009 as Chief Executive of Distrupol Europe, Univar UK, Ireland and the Nordics. Prior to joining Univar, Mr. Jukes was Senior Vice President of Global Sales, Marketing and Industry Relations for Omnexus, a plastics industry consortium e-commerce platform and VP Business Development for Ellis & Everard Plc.
External appointments: President of Univar EMEA, Asia Pacific and Latin America.

Nationality: British
Joined Board: Dr. Kirby (aged 62) joined the Board in September 2013.
Skills and experience: Dr. Kirby has extensive knowledge of the international healthcare sector, having worked in the pharmaceutical industry for more than twenty five years. She held senior UK and global management positions in AstraZeneca PLC and in F. Hoffman-La Roche Ltd., where she was Director of Global Strategic Marketing. Dr. Kirby is also a former CEO of Quintiles Transnational Corporation in the USA, the leading global provider of biopharmaceutical development and commercial outsourcing services. She was also previously a non-executive director of Novo Nordisk A/S, Informa plc and Smith and Nephew plc.
External appointments: A non-executive director of Victrex plc, Hikma Pharmaceuticals plc, Reckitt Benckiser Group plc and a member of the supervisory board of Akzo Nobel N.V.

Nationality: British
Joined Board: Ms. Lodge joined the Board in October 2012.
Skills and experience: UMs. Lodge, as a senior audit partner for 25 years, has extensive experience with multinational manufacturing companies and her strategic work with Deloitte has given her a substantial international business perspective. She has very strong and recent financial skills to bring to the Audit Committee. Until 2011, Ms. Lodge was a senior audit partner with Deloitte, where she spent over 25 years advising global manufacturing companies. She was also the Deloitte partner in charge of the firm’s UK manufacturing industry sector, where she was responsible for strategy and marketing, and was a member of the Deloitte Global Manufacturing Executive. She was a member of the CBI Manufacturing Council until 2011. While at Deloitte, she served a term on the Board of Partners of Deloitte UK and also co-chaired a global team of partners to review the strategy of the Global Deloitte Firm.
External appointments: A non-executive director of Devro plc, of Costain Group PLC and of Sirius Minerals plc and a director of a number of private companies.

Nationality: Irish
Joined Board: Mr. McCarthy joined the Board in May 2016.
Skills and experience: Mr. McCarthy was most recently Chief Financial Officer (‘CFO’) of Paddy Power plc, an international multi-channel betting and gaming group, having joined the company in 2011 as a non-executive Director and being appointed CFO in 2012. Following the successful completion of the merger of Paddy Power plc and Betfair Group plc, he stepped down as CFO of Paddy Power plc in February 2016. Mr. McCarthy was previously Chief Executive of Ulster Bank (a subsidiary of Royal Bank of Scotland) from 2004 to 2011, during which time he also served in various roles within Royal Bank of Scotland, including Deputy Chief Executive of their retail division in the UK (2010 to 2011) and Chief Executive of their retail and commercial division in Europe and the Middle East (2007 to 2009).
External appointments: A director of University College Dublin Foundation Limited.

Nationality: Irish
Joined Board: Mr. Murphy joined the Board in December 2008.
Skills and experience: Mr. Murphy has extensive experience in managing DCC businesses in a number of industry sectors and in leading the acquisition and integration of numerous businesses, particularly in the Energy sector. He joined DCC as Head of Group IT in 1998, having previously worked with Allied Irish Banks plc. He was Managing Director of DCC Technology from 2004 to 2006, when he was appointed Managing Director of DCC Energy.
External appointments: No external director appointments.

Nationality: Irish
Joined Board: Mr. O’Dwyer joined the Board in February 2000.
Skills and experience: He has worked in DCC in senior management positions for over 25 years and during that time he has worked closely with all of the Group’s material operating companies on a range of financial management, treasury and strategic, capital deployment and development matters. Mr. O’Dwyer joined DCC in 1989 and was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 1994, having worked in that role in the lead up to DCC’s flotation in that year. Prior to joining DCC, he previously worked with KPMG and Price Waterhouse in audit and corporate finance.
External appointments: No external director appointments.

Nationality: French
Joined Board: Mr. Van de Walle joined the Board in November 2010.
Skills and experience: Mr. Van de Walle has a very wide range of international senior management business experience, as well as experience as a non-executive director, in the oil and gas sector, in the food and drinks industry, in manufacturing, in building materials and in the insurance sector. He is a former non-executive director of Aviva plc and former Chief Executive Officer of Rexam plc. He previously held a number of senior executive roles in Royal Dutch Shell plc, including Executive Vice President of Retail for Oil Products and Head of Oil Products, Shell Europe. He has also held a number of senior management positions with Cadbury Schweppes plc and United Biscuits plc where he was CEO. He was also a non-executive director of Aegis Group plc from 2003 to 2009.
External appointments: Non-executive Chairman of SIG plc and of Robert Walters plc.

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