Liam Nagle to succeed Lord Ballyedmond at Norbrook helm
The chief executive of Irish building and healthcare firm SISK Group is to succeed Lord Ballyedmond in the top job at veterinary pharmaceuticals firm Norbrook.
Liam Nagle will join Newry-based Norbrook next February - almost 12 months after former chairman and founder Lord Ballyedmond died in a helicopter accident in Norfolk.
Norbrook chairman Sir Roy McNulty said: "We are delighted to welcome Liam to Norbrook as chief executive.
"He brings a wide range of skills and experience which will be of great benefit to the team in Norbrook. The company has a strong track record of innovation and growth, and we look forward to working with Liam in making the most of the opportunities we see ahead."
Norbrook's deputy chairman Lady Ballyedmond said that she believed Mr Nagle's "leadership and energy" would lead to further successes for the company.
Norbrook Laboratories was founded by the late Lord Ballyedmond in 1969.
The Norbrook group now operates in 115 countries with sales of £210m in its most recent financial year to July 2014.
SISK is one of Ireland's biggest private companies.