ZAMBEEF joint chief executive officer Carl Irwin, 52 has retired from the company saying he wants to spend more time with his family.
In a statement, Irwin stopped his assignments at
Zambeef yesterday, March 31 after 23 years at the helm of one of Zambia and South Africa’s food retailers.
“I have greatly enjoyed my 23 years with Zambeef and my decision to retire has not been an easy one. Earlier this year, I notified the board of my wish to spend more time with my family. I would like to
thank every one of the 7,267 employees of Zambeef for their contribution to where Zambeef is today. I feel very proud of what we have achieved as a team in creating a Zambian company that is a
world-class operation. In addition, I would like to thank my Joint CEO, Francis Grogan, with whom it has been a pleasure working. I look forward to watching Zambeef continue to grow and be a national champion driving Zambian agricultural products into the wider SADC/COMESA region. It has been a
privilege to be involved with Zambeef for the last 23 years,” stated Irwin.
Tim Pollock, who joined Zambeef as a non-executive director in September 2016 will step into the role of Joint Chief Executive Officer with Grogan.
He is also a shareholder and director of several other companies covering tourism, agriculture, and aviation, including Zambia’s domestic scheduled airline Proflight Zambia.
Irwin and Glogan started Zambeef with 60 employees and a single butchery, delivering meat off the back of a Land Rover in 1994, growing
into what is now a multi-national conglomerate.
Zambeef chairperson Dr Jacob Mwanza thanked Irwin for his outstanding contribution to Zambeef.