May 122015

Eddie Kembery, COO European Operations & Managing Director at Honda Trading Europe Ltd awarded Chartered Director qualification

chartered directorCongratulations to Eddie Kembery, COO European Operations and Managing Director at Honda Trading Europe Ltd on recently gaining the Chartered Director qualification.

Eddie has over 25 years of manufacturing experience from Engineer to Managing Director level responsibility, principally with Ford and Honda.

He completed the IoD's Certificate in Company Direction (Cert IoD) in March 2014 and went on to obtain the Diploma in Company Direction (Dip IoD) three months later.

Following a peer group review in April 2015, Eddie was awarded Chartered Director status and joins 1,185 professional directors entitled to use the coveted CDir post-nominal designation.

May 072015

Chartered Director Liam Woulfe one of two appointees to the Teagasc authority board

chartered directorAgriculture Minister Simon Coveney has approved the appointments of Cliona Murphy and Liam Woulfe to the Teagasc authority, both for five-year terms.

Teagasc chairman Noel Cawley welcomed the new appointees to the board, confirmed at the authority’s board meeting in Teagasc, Clonakilty, Co Cork.

A native of Adare, Co Limerick, Liam Woulfe is managing director of Grassland AGRO and of Freshgrass Group.

In 2002, he formed Freshgrass Investments and this venture then acquired Grassland Fertilizers as well as 50% of Drummonds as a joint venture with Liffey Mills in 2009.

In 2013 Grassland acquired the Irish business of the major French AGRO supplies company Groupe Roullier while simultaneously Groupe Roullier acquired a 50% stake in Grassland to form Grassland AGRO.

Previously, he was general manager of the dairies division of Kerry Group after being an executive director of Golden Vale plc for 15 years.

Mr Woulfe started his career with NCF Co-op (now Aurivo) in 1982. He graduated in Dairy Science from UCC and with a Masters in Executive Leadership from University of Ulster.

He is a qualified chartered director from the Institute of Directors, London, and is a director of 12 companies.

He was the Cecil King-Ireland Young Manager of the Year in 1994. He was an EY finalist in the Entrepreneur of the Year in 2013.

He has invested in a number of Green Energy Projects including Biomass, Wind and Solar companies.

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