Top Ornua executives keep their silence
Published 22/04/2016 | 02:30
Top executives at Ornua maintained their silence over a €9.2m pay and pensions pot.
The total was revealed in the annual report for the first time under new accountancy rules.
However, Ornua has refused to give a breakdown of who gets what out of the pay pot.
The Irish Independent, through Ornua's communications manager, put questions to all 10 listed executives, as it was not stated who the nine top earners were.
Executives were asked if they received a share of the €9.2m, and if they would disclose the amount. But a spokeswoman for Ornua last night said that the executives "declined to comment individually".
Ornua said that "attracting and retaining talented staff" was important to it.
Meanwhile, the 14 directors - who shared €509,000 between them last year - also refused to state how much they each received in board fees.
The Irish Independent contacted directors - including Dairygold's Jim Woulfe, Glanbia Ingredients Ireland's Jim Bergin and Aurivo Co-op's Aaron Forde - either through their individual co-ops or Ornua, and asked them to disclose board fees and if Ornua should break down its executive pay.