Ornua appoints John McRedmond as chief risk & compliance officer
23 March 2021
Ornua Co-Operative, owner of Ireland’s iconic Kerrygold brand and the leading exporter of premium Irish dairy products worldwide with revenues of €2.3bn, has appointed its general counsel, John McRedmond, to the role of chief risk & compliance officer.
In his new position, McRedmond will join Ornua’s executive leadership team and will be responsible for identifying, analysing and mitigating risk, including commercial risk management, operational risk, legal, insurance, corporate procurement, and compliance. According to the co-operative, this role will be pivotal in supporting Ornua to deliver on its new five-year strategic plan, Ornua 2025, which seeks to drive valuable and profitable growth in 110 markets worldwide while protecting the long-term sustainability of the Ornua business.
In addition to this new appointment, McRedmond will continue in his role as secretary of Ornua, where he is responsible for the provision of governance and corporate secretariat support to the board of directors of Ornua and its sub-committees.
John McRedmond joined Ornua in 2010 as group legal counsel and has built a team responsible for identifying and managing legal risk across the Ornua Group. Prior to this, he worked in the corporate group at Matheson, where he gained extensive experience in M&A and general commercial law.
CEO John Jordan said Ornua was delighted to appoint McRedmond to the role and warmly welcomed him to the executive team.
“With global markets constantly evolving, the external environment is becoming increasingly complex,” Jordan said. “John will play an integral role in enabling Ornua to navigate change and in identifying and analysing our risk portfolio and mitigating against this, protecting the business now and into the future.
“He brings over 20 years’ experience to this role, and his contribution will be invaluable in providing Ornua with the support and guidance required to continue on our trajectory of sustainable and valuable growth around the world,” Jordan added.
A qualified solicitor and member of the Law Society of Ireland, John McRedmond holds a Bachelor of Business Studies degree from Dublin City University and a Diploma in Corporate Finance from Chartered Accountants Ireland.