Jim Woulfe set to retire from Dairygold

Dairygold CEO, Jim Woulfe. (Picture: Clare Keogh)

Dairygold chief Jim Woulfe has announced his decision to retire after 42 years of service and 12 years as the business head. The announcement comes as Dairygold announced an operating profit of €26million for 2020.

Jim (60) informed the board of his intention to retire at a meeting late on Tuesday night. A native of Ardagh, Co Limerick, he graduated in Dairy Science from University College Cork (UCC) and joined Ballyclough Co-op in Mallow in 1979.

Jim said he is very proud of Dairygold today – ‘the strength of the business, its members and the Leadership team’. “I have enjoyed every year of my 42 years working in Dairygold and the Irish Agri and Dairy industry. I sincerely thank the many stakeholders in the business for the tremendous support I have been given over the years. 

“In my decision to retire I believe that the business is in a good place and that now is the right time to pass the baton on to the next CEO who will work with a strong leadership team to continue to take the Dairygold organisation forward to its next stage of strategic growth.”

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