Dairygold Co-Op appoints Conor Galvin as its next chief executive

He will succeed Jim Woulfe from January 2022

Dairygold Co-Op has appointed Conor Galvin as chief executive-designate. He will take up his new role with Dairygold from January 1st, the board said, succeeding outgoing chief executive Jim Woulfe.

Mr Woulfe announced his intention earlier this year to step down from the role and leave the business after 42 years.

Mr Galvin (47) joined Dairygold in 2014 and has held a number of key positions on the co-op’s senior leadership team over the past seven years, leading the strategic and commercial growth of the post-quota dairy side of the business.


From a rural background in Co Westmeath, he began his career as country finance manager with consumer goods giant Proctor & Gamble, while immediately prior to joining Dairygold he spent almost six years with DCC as finance director of its food and beverages division.


Mr Galvin said he was “privileged” to be appointed as chief executive-designate and looked forward to leading Dairygold’s sustainable growth and development in the years ahead.

“The Dairygold board and I very much look forward to working with Conor to achieve Dairygold’s ongoing and long term strategic ambitions,” said chairman John O’Gorman.