Kerry Group has announced two new appointments to its senior leadership team. Gavin Caplis has been appointed as the new chief strategy officer and will take over the position from long-time Kerry executive Brian Mehigan.

Caplis has worked for Kerry Group for the past 20 years and most recently served as the group’s head of mergers and acquisitions. It’s understood Caplis is currently leading negotiations for Kerry Group over the company’s future relationship with its largest shareholder, Kerry Co-op.