Local Leadership: Kieran South

Senior Vice President UK

Kieran joined IRI in April 2014 and is responsible for leading our ‘Growth Delivered’ commercial team in the UK. The team is driven to uncover and illuminate growth opportunities for FMCG & manufacturer clients and partner with them to turn these insights into action. Kieran has 20 years of experience within FMCG where he has worked for PepsiCo, Coca-Cola and Golden Wonder. During this time, he has held a host of senior commercial leadership roles across both the Grocery & Impulse channels. Kieran has a clear understanding of what it takes for manufacturers to grow their businesses and how to develop strong relationships with shoppers, consumers and retail partners in a challenging retail environment. 

Prior to joining IRI, Kieran worked at PepsiCo for 12 years where he led the commercial agenda with Tesco, Sainsbury’s and across the wholesale channel. In this time Kieran’s teams were consistently voted number one by retailers in the Advantage Group Survey, demonstrating the ability to develop winning collaborative strategies and flawlessly execute them to deliver accelerated mutual growth. Transferring this knowledge and understanding to his team at IRI is enabling us to develop stronger partnerships with our clients where illuminating and helping action growth opportunities are our absolute passion.

Kieran is married with two children and lives in Henley-on-Thames. His passions are live music and sport where he is an avid Manchester United fan.