John Casey

John CaseyAn experienced business leader and investor, with a proven record in the retail, supply and service industries for building profitable businesses and enhancing shareholder value.  John’s most recent role was as a Director of Dunnes Stores with specific responsibility for the retailer’s group supply chain and all corporate services.  John spent over ten years with DCC owned Allied Foods, transforming a traditional wholesaler into Ireland’s most profitable supply chain and food services business.  He was a Director of DCC Foods & Sercom Solutions division.  John previously held senior management roles in Fyffes UK.  He has specialised in business re-organisation, development and building shareholder value throughout his career.

Peter Strange BA (Business Studies)

Peter StrangePeter’s business experience is extensive, including more than 20 years with international fruit distributor Fyffes plc, half of which were spent as its Group MD Fresh Produce UK.  The last ten years has seen the development of his own successful business consultancy operating in Spain, Ireland and the UK with a diverse client base including manufacturers, growers, exporters, co-ops and outsourcing providers.  His commercial expertise includes acquisitions, joint ventures, mergers and tactical disposals alongside business turnarounds and international supply chain solutions.

Fiona Kelly, Business Analyst, B.A. (Hons) PG Dip

FionaKellyFiona’s role as Business Analyst/Developer provides key business insight and software support services for  Donworth and its businesses and clients.  An experienced Qlikview developer, Fiona works closely with the management team to develop and deliver focused business information to support strategic and operational decision making.  Previously Fiona held roles in DCC, in management support roles within Allied, a supply chain and logistics provider and Revios Reinsurance, a German financial reinsurance services specialist, based in Dublin.  Prior to this, Fiona worked overseas for 10 years in Germany and the Middle-East.  Fiona holds a B.A.(Hons) PG Dip in Marketing Management, is a native German speaker and fluent in French. 


Donworth Associates include former senior executives at international Board level in the Food, Supply Chain, FMCG and Hospitality sectors.  Associates are supported by proven operational professionals from our team.

Consumer - Food

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