Vincent O’Donovan appointed as new Chairperson of Carbery Group Board

Carbery Group has announced that Vincent O’Donovan, current Chairperson of Bandon Co-op, will succeed Cormac O’Keeffe as Chairperson of the company.

Vincent O’Donovan will take up his role as Chairperson of Carbery Group on June 17th 2024 for two years. He has served on the Board of Bandon Co-op for nine years and has served as its Chairperson since 2022. Vincent has served on the Board of Carbery in the Vice Chair position for the past two years and in that role has acted as Chair of the audit committee.

He has completed the ICOS Diploma in Corporate Governance at UCC and has recently qualified as a Chartered Director though the Irish Management Institute.

Vincent is dairy farming full time with his wife Catherine and their four children Cian, Kate, Rory and Sean at Annaghbeg, Ballinhassig, County Cork.

O’Donovan commented on his appointment saying,

“I am delighted to be appointed Chairperson of Carbery Group. The continuing growth and success of the business is essential to the farmers of West Cork, and I look forward to leading the Board as we continue to make decisions to ensure the strength of the company. Continuing to deliver a leading milk price, to supporting our shareholders through climate and sustainability challenges, and promoting the future of farming will be some of the areas I hope to focus on. I also look forward to representing the company and meeting the global team of more than 1,000 Carbery employees worldwide.

O’Donovan also recognised the work of outgoing Chairperson Cormac O’Keeffe, stating “Cormac has been a great positive advocate for dairy farming, for sustainability in dairy and for supporting shareholders throughout his term. On behalf of the Board and the Carbery shareholders I congratulate him on his term as Chairperson and wish him all the best”.

O’Keeffe will step down from the Carbery and Lisavaird Boards.

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