Sean O’Brien from Midleton, Co Cork is married to Bernadette, and they have 4 children. He is a dairy farmer with 160 cows plus followers. Sean has a Diploma in Corporate Direction from UCC and a Degree in Mutual Business from UCC. Sean is a member of the General Committee of Dairygold Co-op, and is heavily involved with his local dairy discussion group, with Macra na Feirme (young farmers organisation) and local charity organisations.
His study topic was aimed to demonstrate the importance of enrolling Board members with the business acumen to manage the expected substantial growth period within the Dairy sector. The research built on previous studies on how Co-operatives function. His study visits were to Spain (Mondragon), NZ and Europe.