October 26, 2023
Irish dairy co-operative Ornua is pleased to announce the appointment of Maurice Hennessy as the Group’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In his role, which is a newly created position on the Ornua Executive Team based at Ornua’s headquarters in Dublin, Maurice will be responsible for the strategy, development and implementation of Ornua’s overall technology portfolio, bridging the gap between business needs and technology solutions.
Maurice brings a wealth of experience to the role and joins from global airport and travel retail group daa plc (previously Dublin Airport Authority plc) where he spent 15 years in a range of leadership roles, including finance, commercial, operational, and capital programme roles. Since 2017, he held the role of Chief Information and Security Operations Officer, leading the business’s CIO function with a focus on the key priority areas of digital, data, cyber resilience, core technology platforms and services and security operations.
In his role as CTO at Ornua, Maurice will have responsibility for the ICT and Information Security functions, along with Ornua’s Business Transformation programme ‘Evolve’ and Group-wide digital strategy.
Donal Buggy, Interim Chief Executive Ornua said: “I am pleased to extend a warm welcome to Maurice who joins Ornua at an exciting time for the global business. Technology continues to transform all aspects of industry at pace, and we recognise the critical importance of embedding new and emerging technologies across our global business while enhancing the digital agenda. We look forward to working with Maurice in his new role as a member of the Ornua Executive Team, which will bring further depth and expertise and support our strong performance trajectory across global markets as we pursue our ambitious growth plans over the next five years and beyond.”