Tipperary Co–Op Appoint John Hunter As Interim CEO


Tipperary Co–Op has appointed an interim  CEO  to replace John Daly. Mr Daly had held the position of CEO since 2016. In a series of text messages to stakeholders the Co-Op says Mr Daly  is leaving the business to pursue other interests. The milk processor has recently completed a major investment and construction project to develop and expand the milk drying capacity at the plant in Tipperary Town.  Board Chairman William Ryan says the Co-Op’s future  has been greatly improved  through the investment  and thanked John Daly for his contribution.

The interim CEO John Hunter is expected to formally take up the role next week but has previously worked as Assistant General Manager in Tipperary Co-Op  and prior to that was the  Cheese plant manager and the cheese operations manager with Tipp Co-Op since 2005.

Since 2016 John Hunter has been the CEO of Moorepark Technology Limited(MTL)  a joint venture between Teagasc and nine dairy processing companies. MTL is a modern versatile pilot plant facility based on the Teagasc campus in Fermoy. It offers a variety of services ranging from pilot plant rental and technical assistance through contract R&D and pre commercial manufacture.

A native of Castletownroche, County Cork, John Hunter  holds an MSc in  Food Science and Technology from UCC and is a board member of Ornua. Mr Hunter has committed to delivering for shareholders in line with Tipp Co-Op’s Strategic Plan.