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An Operations Director of Irwin's Bakery has been appointed by Warrenpoint Port as its new Chief Executive Officer a post which he will take up in late summer.

David Holmes joins the harbour, the second largest in Northern Ireland after six years at Irwin's. Previously, David has held senior positions at Kerry Group, Unigate, and Premier Foods.

David Holmes
David Holmes

Stan McIlvenny, Chairman of Warrenpoint Harbour Authority, said “We are delighted to announce the appointment of David Holmes as new Chief Executive Officer of Warrenpoint Port.

“With a background dealing with complex operations and supply chains in the food industry, David’s wealth of experience will be a tremendous asset to the harbour.

“The board looks forward to working with David as he continues the transformative body of work that has been taking place at the port over recent months and years as we continue to see tonnage and turnover increase annually.

"On behalf of the board of Warrenpoint Harbour Authority, I also wish to thank our outgoing CEO Clare Guinness for her great contribution to the port and the economic prosperity of the wider region during her tenure."

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