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Glanbia Co-op appoints new Chairman

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Glanbia Co-operative Society has confirmed that Wexford farmer John G Murphy has been appointed as Chairman.

Pat Murphy has been reconfirmed as Vice Chairman, while Brendan Hayes has been appointed to the position of Vice Chairman in place of John G Murphy.

Speaking on his appointment as Chairman John G Murphy said: “I am honoured to be appointed to serve as Chairman of Glanbia Co-operative Society. I look forward to continuing to work on behalf of Co-op Members and build on the strong foundations that have been established over many decades.

“On behalf of Glanbia Co-op, I would also like to thank the outgoing Chairman Martin Keane for his commitment and dedication to his role as Chairman for the last two years.”

At this week’s Co-op AGM, Martin Keane confirmed he was standing down as Chair of both the PLC and Co-op, effective from Thursday, October 8th.

The decision was made in the spirit of the Relationship Agreement reached in 2017, with the governance of Glanbia evolving this year to establish separate Chair positions at PLC and Co-op.

Martin Keane will remain on both boards until his retirement at the respective 2021 AGMs.

Jer Doheny, Diarmuid Lally and Eamonn Power also retired as Directors from the Board of the Society at this week’s AGM.

Robert Barron, Denis O’Sullivan and John Regan were appointed to the Co-op Board as a result of the vacancies arising.

Newly elected Chairman John G. Murphy was appointed to the position of Vice-Chairman on 2 June 2017. He was appointed to the Board on 29 June 2010. John is Vice-Chairman of the National Dairy Council Board. He has completed the University College Cork Diploma in Corporate Direction. John farms at Ballinacoola, Craanford, Gorey, Co Wexford.

Pat Murphy was reconfirmed as Vice-Chairman on 8 October, 2020. He was first appointed to the Board on 26 May 2011. Pat farms at Smithstown, Maddoxtown, Co Kilkenny and is a Director of Farmer Business Developments plc.

Brendan Hayes was elected as Vice-Chairman on 8 October 2020. He was reappointed to the Board on 30 May 2014. He has completed the University College Cork Diploma in Corporate Direction. He farms at Ballyquinn, Carrick-on-Suir, Co Waterford.

First Published on 8 October 2020

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