Coveney can hold his head up high

It has been a gruelling year for Greencore’s boss Patrick Coveney, but he has emerged smelling of roses

27th January, 2019
Patrick Coveney, chief executive, Greencore PIc: Fergal Phillips

Next week, for the second time in less than three months, Patrick Coveney will stand up in front of Greencore shareholders in the Banking Hall of the Westin Hotel in Dublin. Will shareholders be any more emollient now towards him than they were last October, when he asked them to approve the company’s €1 billion exit from the US market?

The reality is that, for all the ire directed at the chief executive...

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