Mark Delahunty has been appointed General Manager of Lakeland Agri, the agribusiness division of Lakeland Dairies.
He will report to Group Chief Executive Michael Hanley and joins the executive management team of the co-operative.
Mr Delahunty succeeds Dr Pat Shiels who has been appointed General Manager Designate of the co-operative’s Dairy Food Ingredients Division.
Delahunty will be responsible for the strategic and commercial development of Lakeland Agri which is a high performance business unit supporting Lakeland’s extensive milk supplier base and customers on a cross border basis.
He holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Science Degree from University College Dublin and an MBA from University of Limerick.
Mark Delahunty joined Lakeland Agri as Commercial Manager in 2014, having previously held senior roles within the Irish Agrochemical and fertilizer industries and also the environmental industry sector in Ireland and overseas.
Group Chief Executive Michael Hanley said: “Mark brings extensive expertise and experience to this senior management role. He will drive the continuing success of Lakeland Agri in the interests of our many valued customers who avail of our high performance integrated feeding systems. He will continue to develop the resources and expertise of Lakeland Agri to promote the further growth and development of this very important division for the co-operative.”
With technologically advanced facilities, Lakeland Agri manufactures and retails a complete range of premium quality ruminant feeds under the Lakeland RumiSmart Sustain feeding system.
This is supported on-farm by expert nutritionists and technical feed representatives. Lakeland Agri also retails an extensive range of other farm inputs through its stores business.