The board of Greencore has appointed two non-executive directors – Heather McSharry and John Warren – who will join on 30 January 2013.

The appointments follow the decision by chairman Ned Sullivan and non-executive director Pat McCann, announced in November, to retire from the board of Greencore at the Annual General Meeting, due to be held on 29 January.

McSharry is currently a non-executive director of building materials company CRH, chairman of the Bank of Ireland Pension Fund Trustee Board and serves on the board of the Industrial Development Agency in Ireland.

Warren is currently a non-executive director of The Rank Group, Bovis Homes Group, Spectris, 4imprint and Welsh Water. He is a former group finance director of United Biscuits, and also a former chairman of Uniq – which was acquired by Greencore in September 2011.

Gary Kennedy, chairman designate, said: “On behalf of everybody at Greencore, I would like to welcome these outstanding market leaders to the board. Their diverse skills and international experience in markets will bring a greater focus for the group as it moves forward in its development.”