Industry Steering Committee

Ann Quigley

Role: Human Resources

Centenary Thurles Co-operative Creamery Ltd.

Phone: 0504-91900


Marilyn Phillips

Role: Head of Group Human Resources

Aurivo Co-operative Society Limited

Phone: 071 9186500


Caroline Browne

Role: Human Resources Manager – Agri Division

Dairygold Co-Operative Society Ltd.

Phone: 022-52609


John O’Riordan

Role: Board Member

Cork Co-Operative Marts Ltd.

Phone: 087-245-9025

Email: jgoriordan@gmail.comm

James O’Donnell

Role: Board Member

NCFRS Ltd. (Farm Relief Services)

Phone: 087-813-7871


Martina Tobin

Role: Human Resources Manager

Arrabawn Co-Operative Society Ltd.

Phone: 067-41800


Rhona Howley

Role: Talent Development Manager

Glanbia Ireland

Phone: 086-0590125


Kevin Kehoe

Role: Group Head of Talent

Lakeland Dairies

Phone: 049-436-4200


T. J. Flanagan

Role: CEO


Phone: 01-676-4783


Michaela Ronan Downey

Role: ICOS Skillnet Chair Person & Human Resources Manager

North Cork Co-operative

Phone: 029-50003


Peter Slattery

Role: General Manager

Farm Relief Services (FRS Training)

Phone: 0505-22100


Sharon Collins

Role: Group HR Manager

Bandon Co-Operative

Phone: 023-8841409


Daragh Whooley

Role: Learning & People Development Manager


Phone: 086-3880760



“ICOS skillnet has been crucial in supporting the development and delivery of our learning and development within the business.”

“Their support in the development of courses has been hugely beneficial with access to industry working groups to help shape the training to best meet our business needs. It is also through the ICOS network that we have been able to access the best trainers available to deliver the training and add real value to our learning and development programmes year on year. Our staff, and the overall business in general, have benefited greatly from ICOS and this is a major factor into our continued support of this network”
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Stephen Hickey - HR Business Partner

Glanbia Agribusiness

“Bandon Co-op are strong advocates of continuous training and without question improved knowledge is an essential component in the skillset of our staff who in turn contribute to the success of our organisation.”

“We have been associated with ICOS/Skillnet for a number of years now and the best thing about this partnership is they provide educational course content that is relevant to our specific industry. Recently ICOS/Skillnets developed their own Management Development Programme and was rolled out earlier this year. The key aim of this programme is to improve the capabilities of middle management and those wishing to enter management. Feedbackfrom our participants on the programme to date has been very positive due to the highly interactive learning environment”
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Michael O’Driscoll - Purchasing Manager

Bandon Co-op

“Dairygold Co-Operative Society have engaged with and have been supported by ICOS Skillnet on our Learning and Development agenda over many years.”

“From a business perspective we have partnered with the ICOS skillnet network in sourcing and supporting training initiatives across all levels of our organisation. The return on investment and the knowledge transfer have been to the forefront on evaluating all training initiatives. ICOS Skillnet have continually delivered to ensure our training interventions meet the learning objectives through their wide range of training providers. The network and its training providers have a deep understanding of not only the industry but of each member company. I, as HR Manager, look forward to continuing our engagement and involvement with ICOS Skillnet.”
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Philip Ducie - Human Resources Manager

Dairygold Co-Operative Society