Irish dairy business Ornua’s chief executive Kevin Lane is to step down in mid-2018,
following eight and a half years in the role.

Lane, who became chief in January 2010, will leave Ornua to spend time with his
young family and to pursue other interests. Ornua’s chairman Aaron Forde said he and
the board had been privileged to work with Lane over the past number of years and
confirmed that a process will now commence to appoint a new chief.

Forde said: “Kevin has successfully led Ornua through a period of significant change
and growth, particularly the ending of dairy quotas in 2015. With great vision, Kevin
together with his senior leadership team, have strategically reshaped and refocussed
the Ornua business to unlock new routes to market and to drive international growth
while consistently delivering strong results for Ireland’s dairy processors and farming