How our board are elected
There are 13 electoral areas, with a broadly equal number of milk supplier members in each individual area in the Republic of Ireland and in each individual area in Northern Ireland. Each Electoral Area is represented by one Board member, with 8 Electoral Areas in the Republic of Ireland and 5 Electoral Areas in Northern Ireland. The Board of the Society consults with, and is advised by, the 13 Regional Committees who are elected by the Shareholders of the Society in the relevant Electoral Area. The Regional Committees act as a channel for communications within the Society, keeping the Board informed on all relevant matters raised at local level, making recommendations on the further development of the Society and receiving regular communications and briefings from the local Board Member for dissemination to shareholders in the region.