Talbot’s legacy: leading light for women bosses

The chief executive of the food giant has decided to step down after 10 years at the helm while she’s ‘still really enjoying the job’

Siobhán Talbot, who has decided to step down after ten years as chief executive of Glanbia; and Hugh McGuire, the performance nutrition giant’s incoming chief executive

Siobhán Talbot was in reflective mood on Wednesday last week after she announced her intention to retire as chief executive of Glanbia at the end of this year. After more than ten years at the helm of the performance nutrition giant, Talbot’s departure brings to a close a career at the company that spanned more than 30 years and started all the way back in 1992.

Yet her connection to Glanbia goes back much further.