Zurich / CH. (aag) Swiss-Irish Aryzta AG announces the appointment of Rhona O’Brien as its new General Counsel and Company Secretary, commencing 11th September 2018. Rhona will also join the Group Executive Committee.
Rhona O’Brien is a native of Waterford, Ireland and joins Aryzta from DCCVital Limited a DCC PLC business. She joined DCC PLC’s Healthcare Division as Senior Counsel of Legal + Compliance from Parexel International (IRL) Limited, part of Parexel International Corporation in 2017.
Rhona has served as senior legal and regulatory advisor with over 18 years of legal and governance experience. A qualified solicitor practising in Ireland and in-house in England and Wales, Rhona trained with Arthur Cox before joining eircom Limited in 2007. In 2013, she was promoted to eircom’s Executive Senior Management Team as General Counsel with direct line management responsibility as Director of the Company Secretarial, Regulatory, Public Policy, Compliance and Equivalence functions within eircom Limited. She led the Legal, Compliance and Company Secretarial functions through a challenging but exciting period in eircom’s history – post-examinership; new shareholders; refinancing; restructuring; divestment of non-core businesses and preparation for an IPO.
Kevin Toland, Aryzta CEO, commented: «I am delighted to welcome Rhona to Aryzta and to our executive team. Rhona has a great track record of success as a General Counsel in addition to leading Company Secretarial, Regulatory, Public Policy, Compliance and Equivalence functions. I look forward to working with Rhona who will strengthen and broaden our team’s expertise as we focus on our core strengths and returning Aryzta to performance and growth.»