Denis Brosnan


Founder of Kerry Group Plc; Chairman, BHSL

Denis Brosnan is one of Ireland’s most respected business leaders and one of the foremost names in the Agri-foods sector, as the founder, and until 2003, the Chairman of Kerry Group Plc. Denis is credited as the driving force behind Kerry Group’s transformation into a multinational food and ingredients group. He took the helm of Kerry Co-op in 1972 and in 1986 it was the first agricultural co-op to float on the Irish stock exchange. Kerry Group’s scale now makes it one of the top ten companies in Ireland. Denis’s experience is not restricted to Kerry Group and he has also held Chairman roles in many other business sectors including the equine, sport and the healthcare sectors. He is currently Chairman of BHSL, an Irish agri-tech company that recently announced its first major deal in the US.