Dalton Philips joins Social Innovation Fund board as director
Former Morrisons and Brown Thomas chief executive takes on new role
Former Morrisons chief executive Dalton Philips
Mr Philips, who began his retail career with Jardine Matheson, later joined the Weston family as chief executive of Brown Thomas before becoming chief operating officer for the group’s Canadian business, Loblaw Companies Ltd.
Between 2010 and 2015, he led the supermarket chain Morrisons in the UK.
“I am delighted that Dalton has joined the board of Social Innovation Fund Ireland. We have no doubt that his strategic focus will benefit the organisation. We are confident that his experience and insight will assist the board in mapping the future growth of Social Innovation Fund Ireland,” said chairman Terence O’Rourke.
The organisation, which was established earlier this year, is looking to raise matching funding of €5 million from private philanthropy in order to create a growth capital fund of at least €10 million for social innovations.