Adams Foods' managing director Carl Ravenhall is to take up a senior executive position with dairy co-operative Milk Link in late summer.

Ravenhall will report to chief executive Neil Kennedy and will play a leading role in the delivery of the business's growth and development strategy, but must first complete his contractual obligations with his current firm.

He has held several senior management positions with the Irish Dairy Board over the past 15 years. "I'm delighted Carl has decided to join Milk Link at an exciting time in the development of the business," said Kennedy. "His proven management experience and track record will be a further boost to the business as we grow and evolve."

Milk Link has also announced that Antony Adorian has been elected by its full member council as a farmer director and will sit on the Milk Link governing board for three years.