Aurivo appoints new chief executive

The board of Aurivo has announced the appointment of Donal Tierney as chief executive officer with immediate effect.

Mr Tierney, a chartered accountant, has been chief financial officer of Aurivo for the past eight years.

Prior to joining Aurivo, he was finance director with Origin Enterprises Food Division.  The Chairman of Aurivo, Pat Duffy said has welcomed the appointment.

Elsewhere today, the IFA National Dairy Chairman Tom Phelan today said Lakeland Dairies Co-op, by increasing its December price by 1c/l, had shown the way for other co-ops to follow.

The Ornua PPI for last month had increased to a milk price equivalent to 32.3c/l incl VAT, nearly 2c/l more than the average paid by co-ops for November – meaning generalized milk price increases are well and truly overdue.

Phelan has urged the other co-op boards who will be deciding December milk prices this week, to follow the Lakeland example for December, and in order to get back to paying a sustainable milk price for 2020, to plan for further increases before the new season commences.