Munster Bovine CEO, Kevin Coffey, is leaving the company at the end of the month, the agricultural services firm has confirmed.

Coffey, who joined the company in 2016, is leaving to “pursue other career opportunities after five years with the business”, a spokesperson for Munster Bovine has said.

In a brief statement to AgriLand today (Thursday, April 1), the company spokesperson added:

The board would like to express their gratitude to Kevin for his change, leadership and development of the business during that period.

Continuing, the representative added:

“Tim Healy, the chief operations officer in Dairygold, is now extending his brief and will be taking responsibility for Munster Bovine until a new CEO is appointed in due course.”

Coffey joined Munster Bovine as a general manager to succeed the retiring Pat Mulvihill back in 2016, having spent 10 years with Aurivo Co-op prior to the move.

Under his watch, Munster Bovine underwent a rebranding project, changing from its previous name of Munster Cattle Breeding Group to “fully reflect” the three “integrated services” offered by the firm in genetics, milk recording and herd health.

This rebrand took place in 2019.

Coffey also presided over the development of a new FarmOps app designed to “allow farmers to make the best possible decisions”.

A new CEO will be appointed to head the group in due course.