Latest Dairygold appointments

Ann Fogarty, appointed Group Company Secretary Dairygold. (Picture: Miki Barlok)

Dairygold has appointed Ann Fogarty to the position of Group Company Secretary following the retirement of Eamonn Looney who held the position for 16 years and has also appointed Liam O’Flaherty as the new Head of Agribusiness.

Ann will be responsible for ensuring the Society meets its statutory and legal obligations under corporate governance best practice. She will ensure all Board activities are conducted seamlessly, all Board decisions are implemented effectively and maintain excellent relations with member shareholders.

Ann will be responsible for providing strategic leadership and direction to a team covering company secretarial executive administration and member relations as well as legal services, equity management and public relations.

Since joining Dairygold as a Business Graduate in 1996, Ann has progressed through the organisation and demonstrated strong leadership and capability in a variety of financial roles.

Ann takes up this new position with effect from May  1 from the role of Division Financial Controller of the dairy division which she has held for the past eight years.

As a Chartered Certified Accountant (FCCA), Ann holds a Business Degree (UL), Diploma in Corporate Governance (UCD Smurfit Business School) and completed the Dairygold High Performance Leadership (IMI/UCC) and Advanced Leadership Development (UCD Smurfit Business School) programmes in recent years.


Liam O’Flaherty, appointed Head of Agribusiness Dairygold. (Picture: Miki Barlok)

Dairygold is also pleased to announce the appointment of Liam O’Flaherty as the new Head of Agribusiness. Liam will assume responsibility for the strategic growth and development of Dairygold’s Agribusiness Division.

The role will also see Liam responsible for procurement, production, distribution and retailing of Dairygold’s extensive range of goods and services to customers via Agri Direct and the Co-Op Superstores network.

Liam, who has worked in a number of key roles across the organisation since 2007, takes up the new role from the position of Head of Dairygold’s Supply Chain which he has held for the past four years. He holds an Honours degree in Agriculture Science from UCD and a Masters in Supply Chain Management from UCC.

Speaking of Liam’s appointment, Jim Woulfe, CEO Dairygold said; “I have no doubt that Liam’s strong commercial and visionary leadership will enable us to further strengthen our Agri and Retail business, maximising sales and the Division’s performance.