The board of directors at Lakeland Dairies has co-opted Liam Larkin to the board of the co-operative.

Larkin will serve as an independent non-executive director on the board, bringing over 40 years of Irish and global corporate experience.

Larkin's experience was gained from time spent in executive director and senior management roles across a wide range of operations and subsidiaries in Origin Enterprises and its predecessor IAWS Group.

Announcing the appointment, chair of Lakeland Dairies, Niall Matthews, said: “Liam brings extensive agri food and agri business sector experience, gained over a very accomplished career to date, and this acumen will be very useful to the board and management of Lakeland Dairies as we plan our future strategy and growth.”

Larkin added: "I look forward to working with the board and management to support Lakeland Dairies' continuing growth and development, where the co-operative is well positioned to meet global challenges and opportunities for the future."