Michelle is a recognised leader in the food industry and is a highly accomplished executive director with extensive experience at managing director and board level. She trained as an accountant with Pricewaterhousecoopers where she worked overseas in the US and the UK. She also worked for GOAL in Africa.
She spearheaded the sale of the M&M Walshe Food Group, which facilitated a successful exit for all family members and enabled the launch of the next venture, Walshe Management Consultants. WMC offer SMEs professional practical advice on developing strategies, securing funding, and diversification into new markets.
She is a proven strategic leader who led the family business through rapid growth of over 600% delivering contemporary brands to new FMCG customers across Europe.
Michelle currently sits on three company boards and has a wealth of experience in designing and implementing robust corporate governance frameworks. She also serves on Bord Bia’s Prepared Consumer Food (PCF) Board.
She has a vast range of business expertise including strategy design and execution, sourcing funding, financial planning, change management, entry into new export markets and new product development specifically for the food sector.
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