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Lakeland Dairies Appoints New General Counsel And Company Secretary

Cross-border dairy processing co-operative, Lakeland Dairies, has announced the appointment of Tom Griffin as General Counsel and Company Secretary.

As General Counsel, Griffin will provide legal advice across the Group on every aspect of corporate, business and commercial law in support of the Society’s ongoing growth and development.

In this role, he will be reporting to Group CEO Michael Hanley,

As Company Secretary, he will lead the Corporate Governance function across the Group reporting to the Chairman and the Board while ensuring compliance with all statutory and regulatory requirements.

In this role, Griffin succeeds Michael Ryan who is retiring as Company Secretary following a 20-year career at Lakeland Dairies.

Excellent Track Record

“I welcome Tom to the senior leadership team. He has an excellent track record in corporate governance and legal practice which will contribute strongly to our ongoing growth and development as we continue our progress in an increasingly globalised and often complex business environment,” chief executive, Michael Hanley said.

Griffin is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer, having worked most recently as a Corporate Commercial Solicitor with AIB Bank for over seven years.

Prior to this, he was a Solicitor with KPMG’s Corporate Legal Advisory Department specialising in Corporate, Commercial and Employment Law.

Griffin studied Business and Legal Studies at University College Dublin, trained at Byrne Wallace Solicitors and qualified through the Law Society of Ireland in 2005.

He was also admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in England and Wales in 2011 and was awarded an Advanced Diploma in Corporate Law from the King’s Inns in 2015.

© 2019 Checkout – your source for the latest Irish retail news. Article by Aidan O’Sullivan. Click subscribe to sign up for the Checkout print edition. 

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