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FCI FCI announces changes to the management team for 2023

The Association of Farm & Forestry Contractors in Ireland (FCI) has announced the

appointment of Ann Gleeson Hanrahan as the new Managing Director of the Association,

following a meeting of the Association’s Executive Council in late January.

Ann takes over the role as Michael Moroney steps down from the position of

Chief Executive while he will continue as Research Director for FCI

into the future.


Ann has many years of experience in the agricultural contractor sector having

established GA Hanrahan Ltd with Ger Hanrahan over 30 years ago. Many FCI

members have met or spoken with Ann on the telephone over the past 18 months

since she came on board in managing the FCI Membership Programme and growing

the FCI membership numbers to the success that they are today.

Ann has valuable experience in running an agricultural contractor business in terms

of the range of administration and human resources functions as well as the practical

aspects of farm machinery repair, operation, and costing. She will bring that wealth of

knowledge and understanding to the role of Managing Director at FCI.


Ann has more recently completed some educational courses on areas such as Taxation and Finance and Management to build on her practical experience. Ann will work from the FCI Office in Portlaoise from Monday to Wednesday of each week and will be accessible on her telephone 087-0903880 outside of those days.


FCI National Chair John Hughes has welcomed Ann Gleeson Hanrahan to the new role of Managing Director. “I am delighted to see Ann appointed to this role, having demonstrated her expertise and capabilities in developing the membership of FCI over the past eighteen months.  I’m confident she will build upon the great momentum and successes we have seen in the growth of FCI in recent years”.


“I would also like to thank Michael Moroney for his commitment to FCI over the past seven years and for having driven the Association forward, especially through challenging times for the whole sector. I look forward to his continuing support and advice to the Association,” said John Hughes.


In his new role, Michael Moroney will be responsible for communications to media and the general public through press releases, and management of the FCI website as well as the Association’s social media pages. He will also maintain an advisory role to the FCI Executive Council and to Ann Gleeson Hanrahan in her new role in the management of the day-to-day operations of the FCI.


FCI is continuing in the process of recruiting a Development Officer. The Association has held some meetings to identify a suitable person and a shortlisting process is currently being prepared. This role will involve working with FCI members across Ireland to identify and support them in the management of agricultural contracting businesses.

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