Ornua Co-Operative has announced the appointment of its general counsel John McRedmond to the role of chief risk and compliance officer.

In his new role, McRedmond will join Ornua’s executive leadership team.

He will be responsible for identifying, analysing and mitigating risk, including commercial risk management, operational risk, legal, insurance, corporate procurement, and compliance.

According to the Irish dairy exporter, McRedmond’s role will be “pivotal in supporting Ornua to deliver on its new five-year strategic plan, Ornua 2025”.

This plan, Ornua says, seeks to drive growth in 110 markets worldwide while protecting the long-term sustainability of the Ornua business.

In addition to this new appointment, McRedmond will continue in his role as secretary of Ornua, where he is responsible for the provision of governance and corporate secretariat support to the board of directors of Ornua and its sub-committees.

John McRedmond of Ornua

McRedmond joined Ornua in 2010 as group legal counsel and has “built a team responsible for identifying and managing legal risk across the Ornua Group”, the co-op says.

Prior to this, he worked in the Corporate Group at Matheson, where he gained extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, as well as general commercial law.

Commenting on the appointment, Ornua CEO John Jordan said: “We are delighted to appoint John to the role of chief risk and compliance officer for Ornua and we warmly welcome him to our executive team.

“With global markets constantly evolving, the external environment is becoming increasingly complex. John will play an integral role in enabling Ornua to navigate change and in identifying and analysing our risk portfolio and mitigating against this, protecting the business now and into the future.

He brings over 20 years’ experience to this role, and his contribution will be invaluable in providing Ornua with the support and guidance required to continue on our trajectory of sustainable and valuable growth around the world.

A qualified solicitor and member of the Law Society of Ireland, McRedmond holds a Bachelor of Business Studies degree from Dublin City University and a Diploma in Corporate Finance from Chartered Accountants Ireland.