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 2017 he graduated with a Masters in Business Practice from the Irish Management Institute (IMI) and UCC. He is a farm advisory service (FAS) approved advisor and also holds an Auctioneering Licence.
He was elected the youngest President of the Agricultural Consultants Association (ACA) in July 2007 for a three year period. He was appointed in July 2019 to the position of General Secretary of the ACA, acting as Head of Operations of the professional body for Agri Consultants in Ireland.
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 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 in 2017. He was also a member of the judging panel for the Agri-Business Awards 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Jackie 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 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 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 is a farm advisory service (FAS) approved advisor and supports our extended agri consultancy services to our entire customer portfolio. He also contributes to the development of the strategic objectives of the business in the region.
Christine 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 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.