Michael Hanley is Group CEO of Lakeland Dairies. A highly experienced dairy industry figure, he previously held various senior management positions with Lakeland Dairies since its formation in 1990, including deputy chief executive, general manager of Northern Ireland operations, general manager of dairy operations and manager of member relations. He is originally from a farming background and is an Agricultural Science graduate of University College Dublin. He is also Chairman of County Cavan Enterprise Fund.
Lakeland Dairies is a farmer owned dairy co-operative processing 2bn litres of milk annually into a wide range of dairy foodservice, food ingredients and consumer products for export to 80 countries globally. The co-operative has eight dairy processing centres and collects milk from 3,200 family farms across 16 counties on a cross-border basis.