Our Services

Mission Statement

We are business practitioners with extensive experience across the agri-food value chain who are committed to partnering with clients to deliver business solutions that increase stakeholder value.

Company Structure & Profiles

  • Chairman: Michael Cronin
  • Vice-chairman: Peter Finnegan
  • Managing Director: Jim O’Regan
  • Joe O’Flynn – Senior Partner

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Profiles:

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Michael Cronin

Chairman

Past:
Chief Executive of Newmarket Co-operative Creameries Chairman of the Irish Dairy Board Interim CEO Wexford Creameries Ltd Michael has over 34 years experience of working in the food and dairy industry in Ireland. He began his career in Newmarket Co-operative Creameries as Farm Services Manager before becoming Chief Executive in 1993, a position he held until the co-operative was purchased in 2010 by the Kerry Group. As Chief Executive he was responsible, along with his management team and the Board, for developing a vision and implementing a strategy to provide for significant growth and shareholder value. He has an in-depth knowledge of the Irish dairy industry gained from his long tenure as CEO of Newmarket Co-op and from his time as Chairman of the Irish Dairy Board. Michael is currently a board member of Bord Bia and is Chairman of their Quality Assurance Board.

 

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Peter Finnegan

Vice Chairman 

Currently:
Managing Director of Communiqué International

Past:
Director, Head of Consultancy and Training, Carr Communications Ltd. As managing director of Communiqué International – a consultancy that focuses on the areas of supporting corporate and personal communications as well as on building capacity for investment promotion in emerging economies, Peter is involved in the design, direction and management of a wide range of consultancy projects for clients in the plc, state, semi-state, private and voluntary sectors. He works in Ireland, Europe, Western Balkans and Africa. He holds an MSc in Executive Leadership.

 

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Jim O’Regan

Managing Director

Past:
President & Director General of Loyez-Woessen (France)
Managing Director Nikita & Yoko Fresh Food (Belgium)
Director of Boering-Melkblok (Netherlands)

With a Doctorate and Masters in Business Administration and a B.Sc. (Dairying), Jim has 33 years experience in the food and dairy industry, including more than 25 years international experience in mainland Europe and the UK. Throughout his career, Jim has been involved in areas such as procurement, ripening, pre-packing and distribution of a complete range of chilled foods, processed meats and dairy products to large retailers, industrial clients, food service industry and speciality shops. During that period, he has been actively involved in the acquisition and divestment of a range of companies. In recent times he has focussed on the incorporation of lean manufacturing principles into a number of companies. He has also led in the development and implementation of strategic plans including restructuring where this was required.

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Joe O’Flynn

Senior Partner

Past:
Managing Director – Consumer Foods Division Irish Dairy Board
Group Strategy & Growth Director, with responsibility for the International strategic development of the IDB Group
Marketing Development Director with responsibility for the global Kerrygold branded business.
General Manager, Cheese and Group Product Development. Responsible for IDB Cheese business.
General Manager, Specialist Food Ingredients and Product Development. Responsible for commercial market development of  a range of dairy ingredient solutions.

Holding a M.Sc. (Food Technology) and a Diploma in Chemical Technology, Joe has 40 years’ experience in the food and dairy industry, including 24 years at Senior Executive level with the Irish Dairy Board having responsibility across a range of functional disciplines. He has served on various National food industry bodies. Joe was the inaugural Chairman of Moorepark Technology Ltd a collaborative State / Industry pre- commercial research facility. He serves on the Consumer Foods Subsidiary board of Bord Bia, (Irish Food Board). He is a former member of the Teagasc Industry Advisory Committee on Dairy Processing, the Advisory Council to the National Foods Centre, as well as the Enterprise Ireland National Functional Foods Forum. He has extensive, in-depth International expertise regarding leadership of large scale global business, strategic development, International brand marketing management, innovation/product development, commercialisation and sales.