NDC Appoints New Chief Executive

31 March, 2011: The National Dairy Council has announced the appointment of Ms. Zoë Kavanagh as Chief Executive.

Ms. Kavanagh (pictured) has worked with PepsiCo for over 16 years and was most recently General Manager (Ireland-Beverages) for almost 4 years.

A BAgSc graduate from UCD (Agriculture & Food Engineering) in 1994, her previous roles with PepsiCo included International Account Manager for foodservice (responsible for 13 European markets); and International Customer Operations Manager. Ms. Kavanagh has worked with leading household brand names including 7Up, Pepsi and Gatorade.

Announcing the appointment, Dominic Cronin, Chairman of The National Dairy Council said that Ms. Kavanagh brings to the NDC a unique level of commercial and marketing experience spanning the brand consumer and foodservice sectors.

“We believe that her strong focus of understanding consumers will be a big asset for the NDC and will contribute significantly to our strategic direction.”

Ms. Kavanagh’s appointment was approved by the NDC Board on 30th March, 2011 and she will start in her new role on the 4th April, replacing Ms. Helen Brophy who has been appointed to a new position in Connacht Gold Co-op.

Mr Cronin paid tribute to Helen Brophy for her contribution to the NDC over the past 3½ years and wished her every success and happiness in her new role.


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