Chairman and Vice Chairman elected to the Dairygold Board for 2017

At its first meeting of the New Year, the Board of Dairygold Co-operative Society elected both its Chairman and Vice Chairman for 2017.

James Lynch was re-elected as Chairman as Co. Tipperary man John O’Gorman was elected as the Society’s Vice Chairman.

Lynch from Cappa, Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare, was first elected to the Dairygold Board in 2008.

He served as Vice Chairman of the Board from 2012 to 2014 and was first elected as Chairman in 2015.

Dairygold Chairman James Lynch
Dairygold Chairman James Lynch
Meanwhile, O’Gorman was elected as the Society’s Vice Chairman at the meeting for the first time.

From Ballyboy, Clogheen in Co. Tipperary, he was first elected to the Board in January 2013 and he also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Business Management.

O’Gorman, who has three children with his wife Alison, farms in a Milk Supply Partnership and is a Focus Farmer in the Dairygold Teagasc Joint Programme.

Dairygold Vice Chiarman John Gorman
Dairygold Vice Chiarman John Gorman

The Dairygold Co-Operative Society is controlled by the Board of Directors which is made up of 10 elected members of the Society and two co-opted external directors.

Lakeland Dairies appoints new Board Members

Meanwhile, prior to Christmas, elections at Lakeland Dairies saw Gerard Donohoe, Michael Dobson and Andrew McHugh appointed to the Board.

The new appointments were made after vacancies arose once other members were due to retire under the rules of the Society.

John Farrell, John Taylor and Sean Glennon made way for the new appointments, having concluded their term in office of four years.

The newly appointed Board Members represent the electoral areas of Cavan West/Leitrim (Donohoe), Longford North/Leitrim South (Dobson) and Longford South (McHugh).

The Lakeland Dairies Co-Operative Society is governed by its rules and controlled by the Board of Directors, which is made up of 14 members of the Society and one co-opted external director.

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