Stewart Glendinning takes over as CFO of Tyson Foods from Dennis Leatherby.
SPRINGDALE, Ark. – Stewart F. Glendinning will join Tyson Foods Inc. Dec. 11 and will take over the role of chief financial officer, previously held by Dennis Leatherby since 2008. Glendinning will take on the responsibilities of CFO, effective Feb. 10, 2018. Leatherby will remain with the company until April 2018.

Glendinning comes to Tyson from Molson Coors Brewing Co., where he most recently served as president and CEO, International. He joined Molson Coors in 2005 as CFO, UK. He also served as Global CFO, president and CEO, UK and President & CEO, Canada. Prior to that, Glendinning served in senior financial positions with The Hackett Group and KPMG.

“Stewart’s background in both finance and operations will be an important asset to our team as we continue Tyson Foods’ transformation to a modern food company,” said Tyson President and CEO Tom Hayes. “In the past year, we have made great progress in building our strategy to grow through differentiated capabilities, deliver ongoing financial fitness through continuous improvement and to sustain our company and our world for future generations. Stewart’s expertise will add depth and dimension as we continue to focus on providing sustainable food at scale to deliver value to all of our stakeholders. 

“This is an exciting time for Tyson Foods, with incredible opportunities to build on the breadth and scope of its standing as one of the world’s premier food companies,” Glendinning said. “I look forward to working with Tom as part of his leadership team to help realize the company’s strategic and operational goals and to support brands that have been such an important part of how we eat for generations.” 

Dennis Leatherby

“During his 28 years at Tyson Foods, especially his almost decade as CFO, Dennis has been a critical factor in our growth, helping guide the strategic repositioning of the company and our acquisition program during his tenure,” Hayes added. “On behalf of our board, our executive team and the entire Tyson Foods family, I want to thank him for his countless contributions during his long and distinguished tenure.”