Meath man, Henry Corbally (aged 61), is the new chairman of Glanbia Plc and Glanbia Ingredients Ireland.
IFA president Eddie Downey warmly congratulated Mr Corbally on his election to the chair.
“I welcome Henry Corbally’s election to this very important position in the Irish dairy sector. In the context of the opportunities and challenges that are facing the sector, his is a very influential and responsible appointment.” Mr Downey said.
Mr Downey also complimented new Vice-Chairman Pat Murphy, from Clara, Co Kilkenny also elected. Joining in the congratulations, IFA National Dairy Committee Chairman Sean O’Leary said: “I look forward to working with both men in the challenging and exciting post-quota era. Glanbia is our largest milk purchaser, and has broad relevance for all dairy farmers in Ireland. I have no doubt that Henry will provide strong leadership in Glanbia, and I look forward to meeting him very soon”.
IFA President Eddie Downey concluded that IFA would seek to meet with the newly elected Glanbia Chairman and Vice Chairman at the earliest opportunity.
Henry Corbally (aged 60), was appointed to the Board on 9 June 1999 and has served 15 full years on the Board. He was nominated for appointment by Glanbia Co-operative Society Limited.
Henry farms at Kilmainhamwood, Kells, County Meath and holds a certificate of merit in Corporate Governance from University College Cork. He is a former Vice-Chairman of the National Dairy Council.