MD of SuperValu and Centra Martin Kelleher steps down from role

MD of SuperValu and Centra Martin Kelleher steps down from role
Martin Kelleher is stepping down from his role as Managing Director of Musgrave retail chain. Photo: Don MacMonagle.

Managing Director of Musgrave’s retail chains SuperValu and Centra, Martin Kelleher, has decided to step down from the business after 24 years.

The veteran is leaving the Cork-based Musgrave grocery group after 10 years running the retail division of the business.

Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland confirmed in a statement on Tuesday that Mr Kelleher “has decided to step down as Managing Director of Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland and leave Musgrave”, a role in which he oversaw a rise in sales at Centra from €1.4 billion to €1.7 billion and a rise from €2.1 billion to €2.75 billion at SuperValu.

Mr Kelleher started out as an accountant with the company in 1996 and has since “contributed significantly to the success of the business”.

CEO of Musgrave, Noel Keeley, said that Mr Kelleher has been a “key leader” overseeing the “significant growth and development” of Musgrave brands and retail stores.

“All of us at Musgrave would like to thank Martin for his passion and commitment to Musgrave throughout the 24 years he has been with us. We wish him the very best as he moves on to his next chapter,” Mr Keeley said.

The company has confirmed that temporary responsibility is being handed over to the retail division’s marketing chief, Ray Kelly and a selection process to identify a successor has commenced.

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