Tributes paid to first and founding chairman of Kerry Group

Kerry Group’s founding chairman, Michael Hanrahan from Ballybunion, has passed away. Image courtesy of Kerry Group Mr Hanrahan was among those who steered the organisation in its formative years as it evolved from a local co-operative to a global force in food production. He joined the board of Kerry Co-Op in 1978, and was elected chairman in 1981 before going on to become Kerry Group’s first chairman when it launched on the stock market in 1986. Highly regarded and respected by his peers, Kerry Group Director of Corporate Affairs Frank Hayes says Mr Hanrahan will be remembered as a wonderful advocate of development in Kerry:   [audio_player src=””]   Chair of the Kerry Branch of the IFA Sean Brosnan has paid tribute to Mr Hanrahan who he says played a major role in Kerry Group’s history:   [audio_player src=””]