Mike Johnston

Chief Executive, Dairy Council for Northern Ireland

Mike Johnston is CEO of the Dairy Council for Northern Ireland, and the NI Director of Dairy UK. He holds an MA and PhD in Marketing from Ulster University, where he is a visiting Professor in the Ulster Business School. In 2013 he was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science by Ulster University. He is a Board member of the European Milk Forum; Chair of the College Advisory Group of the College of Agriculture Food and Rural Enterprise; and Chair of the International Dairy Federation’s Standing Committee on Marketing. Mike is a former International Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), and former Vice President of the European Marketing Confederation. He is an Honorary Fellow of the CIM, and a Liveryman in the Worshipful Company of Marketors. He was awarded an MBE in 2016 for services to the dairy industry.