Ciara Jackson – Grant Thornton

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Director – Head of Food & Beverage


Ciara joined the firm in 2010 and leads the firms’ multi-disciplined Food and Beverage group, an experienced team of sectoral experts.
Ciara has over fifteen years experience and has worked with both Kerry Group plc and GE Money in financial, operational, commercial, strategic and leadership roles. Commercially aware and operationally focused, she has a strong track record of delivering under pressure in a fast paced ever-changing environment. Her key strengths include her ability to distil complex situations, recognise and prioritise the key challenges, and identify and implement the appropriate solutions.

Sector experience
Ciara completed her professional training via the Kerry Group Graduate Development programme. She worked at both Corporate Head Office and a number of sites within the food ingredients business, including Kerry’s flagship milk processing plant in Listowel and a dehydrates and inclusions plant in Holland. At Grant Thornton, Ciara’s key area of focus is on Profit Improvement . She has worked with a number of key clients in the sector, combining her Six Sigma experience with her deep sectoral knowledge, to deliver structure, accountability, productivity, business metrics and process improvements.

Professional qualifications and memberships
She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland (ICAI), qualifying in 1997. Ciara is a certified Six Sigma Greenbelt, and has successfully led a number of Six Sigma projects.


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