Meet Our Executive Council

Padraig Hennessy


Padraig Hennessy is CEO of a leading Agtech company (Terra NutriTECH). Padraig is passionate about Agtech and promoting farming to be as sustainable as possible.

Dan O'Brien

Vice Chair

Dan is CEO of  Farmony, data driven, food-tech company, building innovative technology solutions empowering growers to produce nutritious food locally, sustainably, all year round within communities. 

David Leydon

Company Secretary

David Leydon is ifac’s Head of Food & AgriBusiness. He worked with the Irish Farmers Journal for 11 years most recently as Commercial Director. David has an MSc in Business and IT from DCU and an MBA from Henley Business School in London.

Lloyd Pearson


Lloyd Pearson is the Managing Director of Pearson Milking Technology, a third-generation family company supplying a global network of customers with world leading milking technology. 

James Greevy

James is the Head of Innovation with Herdwatch. James is passionate about driving technology adoption on farm in order to increase productivity and maximise farm profitability. 

Ursula Kelly

Ursula is Operation Director with Cormac Tagging,a family-owned business that has supplied high quality animal identification products into Ireland since 2001. 

Cormac Farrelly

Cormac Farrelly is the founder and Managing Director of Agriland Media the fastest growing digital Agricultural news publisher in Europe. With more than 20 years experience in the media and marketing  industry, he has a wealth of knowledge in both media and agriculture and especially disruptive technologies and their impacts. Hailing from a dairy, beef and tillage farming background, he also runs a beef enterprise and is a member of numerous trade and industry organisations.

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