Company Profile

Breián Carroll6

Breian Carroll is the Managing Director and Senior Agronomist in the firm. He has a Bachelor of Agricultural Science degree from University College Dublin, a Certificate in Auctioneering and Estate Agency from Athlone Institute of Technology and in 2014 he graduated with a Diploma in Strategy and Innovation from the Irish Managment Institute (IMI). He is a farm advisory service (FAS) approved advisor, GLAS advisor and a GLAS Commonage advisor and a member of the Agricultural Science Association (ASA).

He was elected the youngest President of the Agricultural Consultants Association (ACA) in July 2007 for a three year period. He was appointed in September 2010 to the position of General Secretary of the ACA and remained in the position until September 2012.

He is a recognised agricultural consultant both within and outside the sector and is a past board member of the Farm Safety Partnership Advisory Committee with the Health and Safety Authority and a current member of the Skillnets Funding Steering Committee with the Irish Small and Medium Enterprises Association (ISME). He was a member of the final judging panel for the FBD Young Farmer of the Year awards in 2009 and was a member of the judging panel for the Agri-Business Awards 2015. He is a member of the judging panel for the Agri-Business Awards 2016 again this year which takes place in the Hilton Double Tree hotel in Dublin in November.

Cathal Higgins

Cathal is an Agricultural Consultant in the firm and has a Bachelor of Agricultural Science degree from University College Dublin (UCD). Cathal comes from Ballindine in Co. Mayo and has a keen interest in all aspects of the agricultural sector. He worked as a farm assistant and relief milker on farms at weekends and during the summer whilst a student. Cathal is responsible for the delivery of the GLAS, TAMS and the BPS to our customers and plays an integral part in the Knowledge Transfer Programme for our discussion groups. He also contributes in the development of the strategic objective the business in the region.

Jackie Duggan

Jackie-DugganJackie is an Agricultural Technician in the firm. During his long career, he worked initially in the Meat Control Division of the Department before moving to work in  the western drainage scheme during the 1980’s, where he investigated and established drainage schemes for farmers. He  was appointed Supervisory Agricultural Officer of the Department in 1993 in the Castlebar office where he was responsible for schemes such as REPS and farm building improvements. He was appointed District Superintendent of the Claremorris office in 1997 and was responsible for the continuation of the farm grant schemes, REPS, AEOS and other Department funded programmes up until his retirement in 2012. Jackie brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team in Carroll Consultancy and he acts as an Agricultural Technician, assisting our large client base with their developments under the Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme (TAMS), the costing’s of the proposed developments and with their planning permission applications.

Edwina Gallagher 1

Edwina joined the firm in 2011 and is Head of Administration. She liaises with senior management on all current projects and is responsible for the development and implementation of management information systems in the firm. Edwina also makes significant contributions to the development and implementation of the firm’s strategic plans and objectives. She studied Business Studies and has completed numerous Administration Management courses including advanced information technology.

 

Andrew Kilduff

AndrewAndrew is an Agricultural Consultant in the firm and has a Bachelor of Agricultural Science from University College Dublin (UCD). Andrew comes from a beef and sheep background in Co. Mayo and has a keen interest in all aspects of the agricultural sector. He received a distinction for his professional work experience working on farms all over Ireland including an 800 sheep farm in Co. Westmeath and a tillage and beef farm in Co. Wexford. Andrew has also completed computer courses in AutoCad and ECDL. Andrew is responsible for the design and planning of farm developments as part of our planning permission and TAMS service. He supports our GLAS and BPS services to our customers and contributes to the Knowledge Transfer Programme for our discussion groups. He contributes to the development of the strategic objectives of the business in the region.

Christine Oates

ChristineChristine has over 20 years’ experience in administration working in a number of diverse industries from large multinationals to SME’s across Ireland. Christine acts as our Senior Administrator providing support to our team working on all projects and services including TAMS, Partnerships, Planning Permission and Expert Witness. She is responsible for the implementation of client management programmes, client system monitoring and developing and implementing internal procedures and controls. Christine’s role also involves the collation of internal technical knowledge and data and facilitating the communication of this knowledge to our customer base. Christine plays an important role in the marketing and strategic policies of the firm.

Mary Carroll

Mary Carroll currently heads up the farm accounts and bookkeeping section of the business for our customers. Previously she worked as a Staff Officer with the Vocational Education Committee (VEC) and completed training in book-keeping while working with the Irish Farms Accounts Co-operative (IFAC). With Carroll Consultancy she furnishes farm returns, completes VAT returns and applications for grant aid for clients.