IDB appoints Global Marketing & Innovation Director
5th April 2012
The Irish Dairy Board (IDB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Fergal
McGarry as Global Marketing & Innovation Director.
Mr. McGarry joins the IDB from Johnson & Johnson where he held the position of
Business Unit Director EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa). Since he joined
Johnson & Johnson in 1995, he has held a number of senior marketing and business
roles in Ireland and abroad, including Commercial Director, Nordics; Managing
Director, Ireland; and General Manager, UK and Ireland. Prior to this, Mr. McGarry
held positions with Warner Lambert, in Canada and Allied Irish Bank Plc, in Dublin.
He holds a BBS from Dublin City University and an MBA from York University in
This senior appointment is in line with the IDB's objective of preparing the group for
the expansion forecast under Food Harvest 2020, aligning its growth objectives
around new product development and marketing, and positioning the group to
deliver on its ambitious strategic growth programme.