Ballyvourney native Bertie O'Leary has been re-elected president of ICOS, the Irish Co-operative Organisation Society, following a unanimous vote by the board.
Also chairman of Dairygold Co-op, Mr O'Leary (pictured), a dairy farmer, has served on the Dairygold board since 2005, and has served as a Dairygold representative for over 20 years.
He was appointed chairman of Dairygold in January 2012 and is also the current chairman of the Irish Milk Quality Co-operative Society.
He is also a Dairygold nominee director on the board of Reox Holdings plc.
ICOS represents co-operatives and organisations in Ireland – including the Irish dairy processing co-operatives and livestock marts - whose associated businesses have a combined turnover in the region of €12 billion, with some 150,000 individual members, employing 12,000 people in Ireland, and a further 24,000 people overseas.