Janet McCollum CBE

Janet currently serves as Non-Executive Director with several leading businesses within the agri-food industry – Tirlán, W & R Barnett and Foyle Food Group.

From 1993 Janet enjoyed 25 years with Moy Park, appointed to the Executive Board as Finance Director in 2002 and Chief Executive from 2014 to 2018, responsible for the strategic direction and leadership of Moy Park’s business across Europe and playing a key role in the comprehensive reorganization and restructuring of the business. She completed the INSEAD Advanced Management Programme in July 2012 and has served as a board member of the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce. In 2016 Janet was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Economics from Queen’s University Belfast for services to business and commerce and was recognised as IoD 2017 UK Large Company Director of the Year. More recently she was honoured to receive CBE for services to economic development in Northern Ireland.

Janet graduated from the University of Aston in Birmingham with a degree in Business Administration & French; she then went on to become a Fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (FCMA). With over 25 years experience within the food industry, Janet commenced her career at Coca-Cola & Schweppes Beverages.

Janet is married to Ross with a family of three and enjoys travel and sport, including interest in golf, skiing and cricket.