'Co-op boards must look at the long-term'
Eoin Lowry
Professor Nicola Shadbolt who sits on the board of Fonterra tells the Irish Farmers Journal that co-op board members should take a much longer-term view.
14 June 2017 News
Members approve new governance at LacPatrick
Changes to the governance structure at LacPatrick were approved by 91% of members who attended a special general meeting this week.
1 March 2017 News
Governance changes proposed at LacPatrick
The chief executive and board of LacPatrick has proposed a new governance structure for the co-op. David Wright reports.
IFA transparency plans outlined
Recommendations from Teddy Cashman's implementation committee will see presidential pay published.
31 August 2016 News
Governance questions at Farmer Business Developments
Following a year of turmoil at FBD, Eoin Lowry examines the proposed changes to the governance at Farmer Business Developments and asks has anything really changed?
15 June 2016 Companies
Glanbia co-op selects directors for board of Glanbia plc
Reflecting the co-op's reduced ownership in the plc, only 10 of the 14 co-op board members now sit on the board of the plc.
11 May 2016 Companies
Board and governance changes at FBD
FBD is to simplify its structures at board level before Michael Berkery retires as chair at the 2017 AGM, next April.
2 March 2016 Companies
Structures deficient, Lucey report confirms
Con Lucey’s report addresses the structural deficits that allowed the pay of the executive secretary and the president to spiral to a level unacceptable to membership.
16 December 2015 News
Con Lucey report to IFA executive council due by 15 December
The former chairman of the IFA’s audit committee laid out his plan to "rebuild trust" in the organisation on Wednesday. He has three weeks to make recommendations.
30 November -0001 News
LacPatrick to re-visit governance change
The proposals did not get the required 66% approval of members at a special general meeting on Tuesday.
30 November -0001 News
Directors of seven co-ops received ICOS training
The Irish Co-operative Organisation society held its AGM in Portlaoise this Friday, with governance and management training for co-op boards remaining a priority.
30 November -0001 News