Lakeland Dairies announces its appointee to Ornua board

Lakeland Dairies has announced Dr. Seán Brady as the co-op’s nomination to the board of Ornua.

Dr. Brady has considerable experience in the Irish dairy and agriculture sectors, according to the Cavan-headquartered cooperative.

He is currently a director of Animal Health Ireland and the Irish National Stud as well as the former chairman of Food Harvest 2020.

He previously served as managing director of both Greencore Malt and Irish Sugar as well as being acting head of operations with LacPatrick Dairies.

He started his career in Killeshandra Co-op prior to the formation of Lakeland Dairies where he was general manager of the dairy division.

Dr. Brady holds a Ph.D in Food Science from University College Cork (UCC) as well as a diploma in Applied Finance from the Irish Management Institute.

Commenting on Dr. Brady’s nomination, Lakeland Dairies chairman Alo Duffy said:

“Over the course of four decades, Dr. Seán Brady has proven himself to be one of the most innovative, energised and pioneering leaders in Irish dairying and the wider agriculture sector.

Dr. Brady has vast experience in a range of major agriculture companies on the island of Ireland.

“He has shown true leadership in each area he has worked in and I am convinced he will represent the dairy sector with distinction on the new Board of Ornua,” Duffy said.

Ornua structural shake-up

Earlier this month, Ornua received the green light from its members to undergo a governance structural shake-up of the Irish dairy exporting cooperative, which will see the formation of two separate entities to govern the company.

“Ornua will now be seeking nominations from member suppliers of non-conflicted directors and the selection process for the independent non-executive directors is also underway,” an Ornua spokesperson said at the time.