Agribusiness

Tirlán announces leadership changes as Jim Bergin to retire as chief executive this year

The long-serving Kilkenny native will step down as chief executive of Ireland’s largest co-op at the end of July this year

Jim Bergin, outgoing chief executive of Tirlán. ‘It has been a unique privilege to play a leadership role in what has been ‘my local co-op’ for 40 years.’ Picture: Dylan Vaughan

Jim Bergin, the long-standing chief executive of Tirlán, Ireland’s largest dairy co-op, has announced his intention to retire at the end of July this year after a 40-year career with the Kilkenny-based company.

In a statement on Friday morning, Tirlán said Bergin informed the board of his plans to retire in June last year. Sean Molloy, who is currently chief ingredients and agribusiness officer at Tirlán, has been announced as chief executive designate of the ...