John Diviney, CEO, Welcome Break

John Diviney

CEO, Welcome Break

John will discuss Applegreen’s food-to-go offering, both across the existing forecourt business, and its evolution following the acquisition of motorway services operator Welcome Break. He will address the growth it is seeing from the segment, the brands that operate within the estate, and how the relationship works.


John was appointed CEO of Welcome Break in November 2018. He joined Applegreen in 2013 as Head of Corporate Finance and Treasury. Following the IPO in June 2015 he was appointed Director of Food Systems and Trading. Prior to joining Applegreen he held various senior finance and commercial roles with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and the Sherry FitzGerald Group. Mr Diviney was admitted into Chartered Accountants Ireland in 2003 having trained with PwC. He also completed a Financial Leadership Programme at Wharton Business School.

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