Ornua Appoints New Chief Executive Designate

By Donna Ahern
Ornua Appoints New Chief Executive Designate

The Board of Ornua, Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products has announced the appointment of John Jordan as Chief Executive Designate.

He will succeed Kevin Lane who announced his resignation as CEO on 12 December 2017.

“John has proven leadership skills and brings to his new role a deep knowledge of the organisation, the industry it operates in and proven international executive experience,” said Aaron Forde, chairman of Ornua.

“As Chief Executive, he will continue to develop and drive Ornua’s strategic agenda as per our five-year strategy ‘Ornua 2021’, to deliver sustainable long-term value for Ornua’s members’ farmer base. My fellow board directors and I look forward to working with John as Ornua enters a new chapter of growth.”

Looking Ahead


Jordan who is currently CEO of Ornua Foods Europe, Middle East Africa and Asia will assume the role of Chief Executive on 30 June 2018.

“As we face into the challenges of ongoing market volatility, significant uncertainty surrounding Brexit and other areas of international trade, I am confident that Ornua is well positioned to manage all of this from a position of strength,” Jordan said.

“With a strong platform of financial performance over the past few years and a clear articulation of strategy to deliver growth of €3bn in revenues by 2021, I welcome the opportunity to continue to develop and build on the remarkable performance we have achieved thus far.”

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