Joe Manning appointed President of Appeals for the IGBF

Tesco Ireland Commercial Director Joe Manning has been named President of Appeals for the Irish Grocers Benevolent Fund (IGBF). Joe replaces outgoing president Kevin Keating of Tennet & Ruttle, who has been in the role for the past twelve months.   

Following the announcement Joe said: “It’s my honour to serve as President of Appeals of the IGBF for 2023. Throughout my career in the industry, the IGBF has been an integral part of the retail landscape, providing essential help to those in need. Now more than ever, the role of the hardship fund is as important as it was when it began 59 years ago. It’s a testament to the long-standing members of the industry who have ensured that we look after our industry’s members, spouses and bereaved families right across the country. I’m looking forward to the year ahead and doing my part to support.”

In his role as Commercial Director with Tesco, Joe is responsible for ensuring the integrated commercial success of the business in Ireland. Having worked across a variety of commercial roles in Ireland and the UK for Cadbury/Mondelez International, Joe joined Tesco in 2014 as Ambient Category Director, before assuming the role of Fresh Director in April 2017. Joe was then appointed Commercial Director in 2018. In addition to the commercial strategy, Joe oversees Sourcing and Food Waste elements of Tesco’s ESG strategy, supplier relationships and its support of Irish agribusiness. Joe is also a board member of Repak.

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