Aurivo has today (Tuesday, November 17) announced the elections of Raymond Barlow as chairman and Cathal Garvey as vice chairman of Aurivo Co-Cooperative Society.

Outgoing chairman, Pat Duffy expressed his congratulations and gave his best wishes to the incoming chair and vice chair.

Barlow has been a member of the Aurivo board since 2014 and took up the role of vice chairman in July 2016. He was chairman of the Agri-Business Sub Committee. He is a dairy farmer from Riverstown, Co Sligo.

Garvey has been a member of the Aurivo board since 2013 and was chairman of the Audit Sub Committee.  He is a dairy farmer from south Mayo.

Last week, Duffy informed the Aurivo Board of Directors of his intention not to put his name forward for re-election as chairman of the co-operative society.

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He has been a member of the Aurivo board since 2002 and was first elected chairman of the co-op in 2016.

Commenting, Duffy said:

Having served as chairman of Aurivo for over four years, I have decided to take the opportunity to step back from what has been a demanding but very rewarding role.

“It has been such a privilege to serve both as director and chair of Aurivo for the past 18 years. I have enjoyed tremendously my stewardship of the co-op and am delighted as I depart as chair to see Aurivo and its leadership team in such a strong position.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank my fellow directors for their support over the years, and indeed the management team of Aurivo, very capably led by Donal Tierney.”

Chief executive of Aurivo, Donal Tierney said: “Pat has been a strong and committed chairman of Aurivo.

He has worked tirelessly to oversee exceptional growth for the business and his legacy sees a stronger more sustainable Aurivo delivering for all our stakeholders.

“On behalf of the business I thank Pat for his enormous contribution to Aurivo and wish him the very best for the future,” Tierney concluded.