Post Holdings Announces Executive Changes at Weetabix and Refrigerated Retail

A consumer packaged goods holding company announced upcoming executive leadership changes for its Weetabix and Refrigerated Retail businesses as part of its ongoing business succession planning.


Sally Abbott, Managing Director, will transition to a strategic advisor role starting October 1, 2024, until her planned retirement on March 31, 2025. Colm O’Dwyer, currently Commercial Director for Weetabix, will succeed Abbott as Managing Director, effective October 1, 2024.

Abbott joined Weetabix in 2008 as Marketing Director, before Post’s ownership began in 2017. She has led Weetabix’s brands for nine years, guiding the company through various economic challenges. Under her leadership, Weetabix acquired Lacka Foods (UFit) in 2022 and Deeside Cereals in 2023.

O’Dwyer, who joined Weetabix in 2016 from Coca-Cola Enterprises in the UK, has held several roles including General Manager of Weetabix On-The-Go and Commercial Director. He took on responsibility for Weetabix’s international business in 2022, transforming its pricing and promotion strategy, evolving customer relationships, and reinvigorating the company’s international strategy.

“Sally has been an exceptional leader, helping to successfully integrate Weetabix into Post and building on the success of this iconic company,” said Robert V. Vitale, Post’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “We wish Sally the best as she approaches her next chapter and congratulate Colm on his new role. Colm’s experience across innovation, brand management, revenue growth, and customer relationships makes him exceptionally qualified to lead Weetabix.”

Abbott and O’Dwyer will work closely together through March 2025 to ensure a smooth transition. Weetabix is currently evaluating candidates to fill the Commercial Director role vacated by O’Dwyer’s promotion.

Refrigerated Retail

Mark Delahanty, President and CEO of Post Refrigerated Retail, will transition to a strategic advisor role on December 1, 2024, until his planned retirement on May 31, 2025. Mike McCoy, currently Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Post Refrigerated Retail, will succeed Delahanty as President and CEO, effective October 1, 2024.

Delahanty joined Post Holdings in 2016 with the acquisition of MOM Brands, where he served as Senior Vice President, General Manager from 2013 to 2018. He then served as Chief Operating Officer of the newly formed Post Consumer Brands from 2018 to 2019, playing a key role in the integration of the two companies. At Refrigerated Retail, Delahanty focused on building internal capabilities and leading the organization through the pandemic.

McCoy has extensive industry experience, having served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since 2019. He began his career in advisory roles at EY and Deloitte, working with publicly traded and privately held companies across various industries. McCoy transitioned into Post as Vice President of Internal Audit in 2014. Following Post’s acquisition of Bob Evans Farms in 2018, McCoy joined Bob Evans Farms as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, overseeing Finance, IT, Legal, and HR.

“Mark’s leadership has significantly contributed to Post’s success over the years, first integrating our cereal businesses and then leading our Refrigerated Retail business,” said Vitale. “We wish Mark well in his upcoming retirement and are excited to transition leadership of the business to Mike. Mike has grown his career through various critical business areas within Post and will bring valuable leadership experience and enthusiasm to Refrigerated Retail.”

Delahanty and McCoy will work closely together through May 2025 to ensure an orderly transition. Adam Gonsiorowski, with Bob Evans Farms since 2014 and currently Vice President of Finance, will assume the role of Chief Financial Officer on October 1, 2024, reporting to McCoy.

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