Agency Members

Agency Members

Producers' Representatives

Aidan Casey, married to Mary and farming in Streamstown, Co. Westmeath.

Member of Arrabawn Representative Committee and Chairman of Arrabawn Liquid Milk Group.

Dairy farmer.

Past committees served on: Secretary of Templeboy Macra na Feirme, Development Officer Macra na Feirme, Macra na Feirme National Council Member, Chairman Sligo Friesian Breeders Club, Vice-Chairman Sligo IFA, Member of Board of Connacht Gold, Chairman Connacht Gold Liquid Milk Producers, Member of Templeboy Parish Council, Secretary & Founder Templeboy & Skreen FAS Committee, Treasurer Aughris Development Committee, Chairman Templeboy & Dromore West IFA, National Liquid Milk Committee IFA, Grassland Council Member, Steering Committee Teagasc Liquid Milk. Present committees serving on: National Milk Agency Board Member, Chairman Templeboy & Dromore West IFA, Chairman of Dairy Committee for Sligo IFA, Chairman of Tiererath Advisory Committee for Aurivo.

Laurence Hannon, Ballytore, Co Kildare is Married to Karen and they have 3
children. Glanbia liquid milk supplier. Member of Glanbia Regional and Council.
Past chairman of FMP. Vice chairperson of National Liquid Milk Committee IFA.

William Lennon, Glanbia Liquid Milk Supplier based at Goresbridge, Co. Kilkenny.
Married to Ann. We have five children.

Actively involved in FMP and Glanbia Coop representative structure.

Processors' Representatives

Stephen Blewitt joined Aurivo in 2006 as Store Development Manager in the Agribusiness Unit before working in various roles in Agribusiness and Dairy. Stephen was promoted to the role of General Manager of Agribusiness in 2016 and moved to his current role of General Manager of Dairy in 2018. He holds third level qualifications in Agriculture, Business, and Finance. Prior to joining Aurivo, Stephen — who is from Ballina, Co Mayo —worked with Tesco, Kavanagh’s SuperValu group and internationally with Aldi in various sales, marketing and operational roles. Stephen completed the Executive Development Programme at UCD Smurfit Business School.

Tony was appointed to the National Milk Agency in May 2010 representing milk processors and is a native of Co. Cork. He is General Manager of Clona Dairy Products for the past 17 years and has vast experience of the liquid milk industry in Ireland. He is a Food Science graduate of CIT and is also a member of the National Dairies Association.

John has worked in various roles across the milk division of Glanbia and, prior to that, worked in Farm Advisory in Waterford Foods. He is currently Farm Policy manager in Glanbia Ireland and is a member of the NDA and a number of professional organisations.

TJ Flanagan is the CEO of ICOS, the Irish Co-operative Organisation Society, and the Secretary of the National Dairies Association. He has worked in the area of dairy policy for almost a decade, and represents Irish Dairy Co-ops at a variety of National and European forums. He also has extensive prior experience in areas such as livestock policy, animal health, and agri-trading.

Consumers' Representatives

The Chairperson of the Consumers Association of Ireland. Elected member of Mayo County Council and Castlebar Town Council. Specialist in Labour Law.

His current positions include, Incoming treasurer of The Consumers Association of Ireland, member of the National Milk Agency, member of the Department of Agriculture Consumer Liaison Panel and a member of The Department of Education, National Council for Guidance in Education. He is a retired sergeant in An Garda Síochana.

Distributors' Representative

Secretary of Milkmen Dairy Distributors Limited and is the contact for milk agents throughout the country to negotiate with the dairies for them.

Retailers' Representative

A Peace Commissioner (Wicklow) and was President RGDATA (1981 – 1985 and 1995 – 1997). He is also a director of Sash Ltd.

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