The chairman of Kerry Co-op, Mundy Hayes, has announced that he is to step down from his role this December.
Mr Hayes will, however, remain as a director for the next 12 months and has outlined his commitment to working with both the executive, and his successor, to ensure a seamless transition.
Mr Hayes, a dairy farmer from Kilflynn, Tralee, has been chair of the Co-op since 2016.
During that time the Share Redemption Scheme was introduced; it has since processed more than 7,000 applications, releasing a value of more than €400 million.
Announcing his decision to step down Mr Hayes he is happy that it is the right decision for both the co-op and for him, personally.