Largo Foods

Leadership Team

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Maurice Hickey, Chief Executive


Maurice Hickey joined Largo Foods in February 2007 having been a non-executive director of the company since 2005.

Prior to joining Largo Foods, Maurice had been Chief Financial Officer of a number of public and private companies namely Trintech Group plc, Bio-Medical Research Limited, Trinity Biotech plc and the Imari Group. He also previously worked as a strategy consultant for Price Waterhouse, London and a corporate finance executive for Ulster Investment Bank.

Maurice holds a BBS from Trinity College, Dublin and an MBA from IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland.




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John Hennessy, Operations Director


John joined Largo Foods in 2010. He initially held positions as Factory Manager in Largo Foods’ popcorn plant in Barnsley, UK and then in Gweedore, Co.Donegal. He was appointed Operations Director in 2015.

John has over thirty year experience in the food and dairy industry working with companies such as Cadbury, Unilever and Glanbia in Africa, Middle East and Europe.

John holds a degree in Dairy Science from University College Cork.

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John O'Connor, Commercial Director


With 30 years in the FMCG sector, John O’Connor is the Commercial Director of Largo Foods.

Prior to joining Largo Foods in 2006, John was Commercial Director of Tayto Ltd. Prior to that he was Head of Sales at C&C’s wines and spirits division, Grants and Sales Director of Glanbia.

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Alina Uí Chaollaí, Marketing Director


Alina joined Largo Foods as Marketing Director in January 2014. She has 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 the Ward Anderson Cinema Group and their film distribution agency, Abbey Films.

Alina holds a Masters in European Studies (with French and German) from Trinity College, Dublin.

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Sean Mulligan, Finance Director


Seán joined Largo Foods as Finance Director in May 2014 having previously occupied senior finance roles with both PepsiCo Ireland Foods & Beverages and Shamrock Foods (part of the Valeo Foods Group).

Seán is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and holds a degree in International Business and Languages from Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT).