Dairygold has announced the appointment of Sean O’Brien as the new director of its board after an election which took place on 4 December.

The board vacancy arose in the east Cork region due to the resignation of Edmund Lynch, who has since been appointed to the board of Ornua.

O’Brien is a dairy farmer from Ballinascartha, Midleton, Co Cork, and has been a member of the east Cork regional committee since 2005 and the general committee since 2010.

Married to Bernadette, O’Brien has six children. He is a Nuffield scholar and holds a diploma in corporate direction and a business degree from University College Cork.