SPRINGDALE, ARK. — John R. Tyson will take over as chief financial officer of Tyson Foods, Inc., on Oct. 2. Stewart Glendinning, the current CFO, will transition to group president of Prepared Foods, according to the company.
Mr. Tyson joined Tyson Foods in 2019 as executive vice president of strategy and chief sustainability officer. He will keep those responsibilities after Oct. 2. Mr. Tyson also led Tyson Ventures, the company’s venture capital fund. It is unclear if he will continue in that role. He is a member of the family that founded Tyson Foods.
Mr. Glendinning joined Tyson Foods in 2017. He replaces Noelle O’Mara who, the company said, has left to pursue other opportunities.
Amy Tu, current chief legal officer and secretary of global governance and corporate affairs, also will take on the role of president of International and chief administrative officer. She joined the company in 2017.
“These shifts draw on the individual strengths of these leaders and the broad expertise that exists within the company’s management team,” said Donnie King, president and chief executive officer. “Stewart has the financial and operational background, as well as the proven organizational management skills, needed to help unlock the full potential of our iconic consumer brands within Tyson’s Prepared Foods business.“John R. Tyson is a dynamic next-generation company leader, and this combined role will enable him to further develop and drive the company’s future strategy. Amy has extensive international experience and is a proven enterprise leader who builds high performing teams. Her global mindset will help us continue to grow our international business.”