Tony O’Neill retires from Dunbia
Deputy chief executive of Dunbia Tony O’Neill is to step down after three years with the Dungannon-based company.
O’Neill joined Dunbia in 2014 having previously worked as business development director with Moy Park. Before that he was managing director of the O’Kane poultry group, joining Moy Park after it acquired the O’Kane business in 2010.
In recent times, O’Neill has been tasked with driving forward a new ownership model for Dunbia, which recently culminated in the announcement that Dunbia and Dawn Meats are to form a new joint venture in the UK under the Dunbia banner.
While O’Neill is retiring, he will continue with his chairmanship of the Agri-Food Strategy Board, the body set up in 2012 to develop a long-term strategy for the agri food industry in Northern Ireland. The board recently received a further extension to the end of August 2017 and continues to work on a number of initiatives, including a new marketing organisation to promote Northern Ireland food.