Our Board

Board of Directors

Lakeland Dairies Co-Operative Society Limited is governed by its rules and controlled by the Board of Directors, made up of 13 members of the Society and up to three co-opted external directors. The Chief Executive of the Society reports to the Board.

The Member Relations Department co-ordinates the election process from shareholder to Board Member. 

There are 13 electoral areas, with a broadly equal number of milk supplier members in each individual area in the Republic of Ireland and in each individual area in Northern Ireland. Each Electoral Area is represented by one Board member, with 8 Electoral Areas in the Republic of Ireland and 5 Electoral Areas in Northern Ireland.

The Board of the Society consults with, and is advised by, the 13 Regional Committees who are elected by the Shareholders of the Society in the relevant Electoral Area.

The Regional Committees act as a channel for communications within the Society, keeping the Board informed on all relevant matters raised at local level, making recommendations on the further development of the Society and receiving regular communications and briefings from the local Board Member for dissemination to shareholders in the region.

The Chair of the Board is elected annually by the board members.

Our Board

Niall Matthews

Niall Matthews

Chairman

Alan McCay

Alan McCay

Vice-Chairman

Andrew McHugh

Andrew McHugh

Vice-Chairman

Keith Agnew

Keith Agnew

Board Member

Sean Connolly

Sean Connolly

Board Member

Michael Dobson

Michael Dobson

Board Member

John joseph Cooney

John joseph Cooney

Board Member

Liam Larkin

Liam Larkin

Board Member

JJ Lavelle

JJ Lavelle

Board Member

Anthony Leddy

Anthony Leddy

Board Member

Christy McKenna

Christy McKenna

Board Member

Oliver Neville

Oliver Neville

Board Member

Alan Thompson

Alan Thompson

Board Member

Alex Walker

Alex Walker

Board Member