The former secretary-general of the Ministry of Agriculture appointed Ornua as chairman

Irish Dairy Cooperative Ornua has announced the election of former Secretary General of the Department of Agriculture, Aidan O’Driscoll, as Chairman of Ornua’s Board of Directors. Aidan replaces Denis Cregan, who has retired from the role after a three-year tenure.

rnua said Mr. O’Driscoll brings an extremely impressive level of experience to the role, with a career spanning over 40 years in domestic and international agrifood trade, business, politics and leadership.

His most recent appointment was as Chair of the Commission on the Defense Forces, a role he assumed in 2020 after two years as Secretary General of the Department of Justice.

O’Driscoll previously held various senior positions within the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine. He was Secretary General of the Department from 2015 to 2018, Deputy Secretary General for Finance, EU Affairs, Economics and Climate Change from 2001 to 2015 and Chief Economist of the Department from 1995 to 2001. Aidan previously worked in Africa with Irish Aid and with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). He is also past Chair of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS).

Commenting on the appointment, Ornua CEO John Jordan said he has no doubt that Aidan’s experience will provide valuable insights to both the board and senior management as we continue to pursue greater success and member returns in our Ornua 2025 growth strategy .

Speaking of his new role, Aidan said, “I am honored to have been elected Chairman of Ornua’s Board of Directors. Having followed Ornua’s journey closely for many years, I am very impressed by the global commercial success the company has achieved whilst remaining true to its cooperative heritage and bringing values ​​back to Irish farming families. I look forward to working with the board and leadership team to ensure Ornua achieves its ambitious goals for the future. I would like to pay tribute to my predecessor, Denis Cregan, who adeptly led the Ornua board during a time of significant change.” The former secretary-general of the Ministry of Agriculture appointed Ornua as chairman

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