John O’Donnell joined BWG as Group Finance Director in 2002. Previously John worked for Larry Goodman’s meat processing business for 19 years. He was initially involved with acquisitions in Ireland, the UK and overseas and was closely involved with the formation of Food Industries Plc which was floated on the Irish Stock Exchange in 1988. In 1991, he was appointed Group Finance Director to Irish Food Processors Ltd.
John graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Applied Maths and Theoretical Physics from Queens University, Belfast where he was also awarded a Foundation Scholarship Award. John served his articles as a chartered accountant with Atkinson & Boyd, Belfast achieving second place in Ireland in both his first and final year examinations.