About Us

Our Mission

To showcase, promote and celebrate authentic, Irish food and drink brands to the Irish shopper.

Behind every great Irish product is a home-grown story. By supporting these Irish brands we can make a real difference to businesses, the economy and protect and grow Irish jobs.

Our Vision

The Love Irish Food logo is the mark of authentic Irish food and drink brands.   A symbol that shoppers can trust.

Our Values

Trust

We do the work to ensure every brand in the Love Irish Food family is Irish produced.

Quality

We are committed to quality so only quality products, produced locally using available local ingredients can become a Love Irish Food member.

Sustainability

Sustainable is more than a word it is a way of life, it means protecting our environment and keeping people employed around Ireland from cities to towns and villages.

Assured

Over 80% of the value of our members products must be produced in the Republic of Ireland using available local ingredients giving you the assurance of a quality, Irish produced food and drink brands

Support

By shopping the Love Irish Food brands, you are supporting local communities, Irish jobs and our economy and reducing Ireland’s dependence on imported food.

Community

As a brand by joining the Love Irish Food organisation you have access to experts in the field of food and drink – be part of a local business community and have access to this family of experts.

Become a member of Love Irish Food

Meet our board of directors

Donald Williamson
Chair

An experienced General Manager with high capability across the full range of management skills. Expert in strategic business design and transformation, along with people development and coaching. Donald’s focused is on building speed and energy into an organisation which delivers great customer engagement and business growth.

Kieran Rumley
Executive Director

With a career spent in Marketing of some of Ireland’s leading food and drinks brands from Brand Manager to Marketing Director, Kieran has been at the helm of Love Irish Food as Executive Director since 2011. Kieran is a Fellow of the Marketing Institute of Ireland

Emma Walls

Commercial Director at Glenisk, Ireland’s top selling yogurt brand.
Board Member with responsibility for Sales, Marketing, Insight, Product Development, CSR and Customer Care.
Member of Bord Bia’s Brand Forum Steering Committee.

Pat O’Farrell

Commercial Manager at Folláin, Folláin is a market leading family business producing Fruit Preserves, Relish & Chutneys from wholesome and natural ingredients for well over 30 years; Having previously worked in the Irish Seafood sector, and Chilled Sales & Distribution, Pat has extensive knowledge and experience within the Irish food community.

Mary Sadlier

Chief Executive Officer at Scion Spirits Company, Coole Swan Graduated from UCD with a degree in Economics. Joined Arthur Andersen and qualified as a chartered accountant specializing in taxation. Held various Global Roles in Diageo over a 7-year period including Director of Corporate Restructuring for LATAM & Middle East and Asia. Partner in Sadlier Reilly Capital, an early-stage development VC. Serves as a NED with Coole Swan and Love Irish Food.

Helen King

Owner of h k + a, a strategic marketing consultancy agency. Partnering with companies to unlock potential and drive growth by seeing the bigger picture, adopting new thinking, and providing clarity and focus. A marketing specialist with over 25 years experience working across local and international markets on both global and domestic brands, delivering success through consumer driven growth strategies. Understanding how future trends shape responses to strategic challenges.

Jim Power

Podcaster, Author  & Blogger. During a career within the financial services industry, he has worked as Treasury Economist at AIB Group, and Chief Economist at Bank of Ireland Group Treasury, and Chief Economist with Friends First Group. He runs his own Economic & Financial Consultancy Jim Power Economics. He does a twice-weekly podcast ‘The Other Hand’. He teaches on the MBA programme in Smurfit Business School, UCD.

John Noonan

Marketing Director, E.Flahavan & Sons Limited. John has over 30 years’ experience in marketing, having worked abroad and at home in various marketing roles including Guinness GB, London International Group, C&D Petfoods and Cahill May Roberts Group. In 1997, John moved to Waterford as Marketing Director with Flahavans.

John is a member of Bord Bia’s Consumer Foods Board. He is a previous Chairman of the Bord Bia Brand Forum and a member of it’s steering committee.

In November 2009 John was named Marketer of the Year and in the same month Flahavans were awarded the Irish Exporter of the Year award.

Michael McCambridge

Michael is Managing Director at McCambridge. He attended third level at UCD where he graduated with a Law degree & a Post Graduate Diploma in Business studies. Michael worked at Diageo from 1990-1994. He joined McCambridge in September 1994.

Aidan O’Byrne

Aidan O’Byrne is the owner of OBK Accountants Limited who provide specialised financial advice for the FMCG industry. He is a former Finance Director of Batchelors and former CFO of Valeo Foods. He is Chairman of the VHI Members Advisory Council and also serves as the Company Secretary of Love Irish Food.