Ibec has named Philip Carroll as the chairman of Meat Industry Ireland, the Ibec group representing Irish meat factories.
He replaces Ciaran Fitzgerald, who now returns to other business interests.
Mr Carroll said: “Every year, the meat sector generates over €3bn in export earnings, supports rural communities and sustains the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of people.
“I look forward to working collaboratively with all stakeholders in the sector toward the further growth and development of this very important indigenous Irish industry,” he said.
Mr Carroll is a former assistant secretary general in the Department of Agriculture. He worked with the department in animal health and welfare and meat and milk policy.
He previously served as a diplomat in Germany where his responsibilities included advancing the interests of the Irish agri-food sector. He has also held senior roles in the Department of Industry and Commerce and the Department of Energy.
The membership of Meat Industry Ireland expressed gratitude to the outgoing chair Mr Fitzgerald for his dedicated leadership of the organisation over many years and wished him well in his future career.
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