A 23-year company veteran, he most recently served as SuperValu’s Sales Director. Other roles at Musgrave have included Centra Sales Director, Head of Trading Strategy & Planning, and Director of its Frank & Honest Coffee brand.
Allen took over the role of Managing Director of SuperValu and Centra on 1 January from Ray Kelly who served in the position on an interim basis following the departure of Martin Kelleher last year.
Musgrave’s CEO Noel Keeley commented: “We are delighted to appoint Ian as Managing Director of SuperValu and Centra. His appointment reflects the success he has had across multiple roles, most recently as Sales Director of SuperValu, which has performed strongly this year.”
He added: “Despite the challenges of Covid-19, we plan to further cement the leadership status of our retail brands by doubling down on our commitment to source Irish wherever possible, investing in innovation such as our online shopping service and delivering the best customer experience in the market. The strength of our brands is reflected by the fact that every day almost 700 independent SuperValu and Centra stores go toe-to-toe with international chains and we will continue to go from strength-to-strength under Ian’s stewardship.”