The origins of Fox can be traced back to Dublin in 1881 when James J. Fox took over the tobacconist’s business where he had previously been employed as manager. The Irish retail business survives to this day, and is still trading from the original shop at 119 Grafton Street.
(The “Holding Company” of the Fox Group)
Joined Fox in 1982, as the Sales and Marketing Director of the Fox Trading business, until 2004 when he retired and became its non-executive Chairman. He has also been a Director of the main Board of JJ Fox International Limited for much of that time. Mike has some 42 years experience in the tobacco business, firstly with Rothmans in the UK, and then the Channel Islands before joining Fox where he transformed the market share of our tobacco brands, and therefore the profitability of our Trading business, in the market.
Gary is a qualified Irish Chartered Accountant and holds a MBA. He originally worked for Coopers & Lybrand (now PWC) in audit and later management consultancy. After leaving PWC he worked for diverse family interests in various capacities as a Management Consultant. His association with the Fox Group dates to 1990 when he was seconded as Financial Controller and has worked on several projects for the Group since then.