Denis Hayes

Denis Hayes

Denis Hayes

Managing Director | IRDG

Committed to helping Irish businesses achieve growth through strategic innovation, Denis has led IRDG to become the foremost Innovation Network in Ireland, trebling its membership in the last 4 years.  
Prior to becoming Managing Director of IRDG in late 2011, Denis had over 30 years’ experience in the food and beverage industry working in a number of leading consumer products companies. This included director and senior management technical roles within C&C, Glanbia, Heinz and Cadbury covering Research, Development & Innovation, Quality, Health, Safety, Risk & Environment.    
His most recent role prior to IRDG was at Bulmers as Innovation and Technical Director. Denis holds Master degrees in Biochemistry and Food Science in addition to an MBA.