Our Management Team

Padraig Hennessy | Chief Executive Officer

Padraig is a co-founder of Terra NutriTECH and is responsible for leading the team and growth of the company.

Through using technology and championing changing practices on farm, Padraig is determined to make farming more sustainable while improving productivity.

Padraig has extensive experience in implementing innovative strategies and developing trusted partnerships with customers from varied experience In Canada, Australia and Ireland.

Padraig holds a Bachelor of Business and Marketing degree from Waterford Institute of Technology.

Tom Hennessy | Chief Operations Officer

Tom is responsible for developing and executing strategies on product and technology to enhance the services for TERRA NutriTECH customers.

Specialising in product development, he brings a wealth of AgriTech knowledge coupled with sound business and financial acumen

At TERRA NutriTECH, Tom leads all Product Management and Operations teams. Tom holds a BSc (Hons) Agricultural degree in Food Marketing and Business Studies from Adams Agricultural College in the UK.

Mairéad Hennessy | Chief Financial Officer

Mairead oversees all the financial management functions at TERRA NutriTECH. She is responsible for the financial planning, forecasting and taxation. Mairead has a strong track record of delivering effective and practical accounting and financial management.

Mairead is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland and a Chartered Tax Advisor with a wealth of experience gained from previous roles in PricewaterhouseCoopers, A&L Goodbody solicitors, Ulster Bank and Bord na Mona.

She holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Law from UCD and a Masters in Accounting from the Michael Smurfit School of Business.

Martin O Donnell | Chief Commercial Officer

Martin has held senior positions in agrifood, service and distribution business, both private and public, and brings his extensive experience to the role of chief commercial officer.

As CCO Martin is involved in all aspects of the business -from  technical development, policy & strategy & marketing through to customer service and sales.

A key function of the role is to support business partners as they grow the Terra NutriTech business model internationally. Martin holds a B. Agr. Sc. from University College Dublin and completed a post graduate EOP in Germany.

Stephen Begley | Chief Technology Officer

Stephen is responsible for the execution and delivery of TERRA NutriTECH technology and products. He has a passion for automating processes and cutting edge communication technologies. He overseas our growing team of engineers and designers while driving product and software development.

He has a background in both infrastructure and data science and has worked with blue chip technology companies and an international bank in new product development, prototyping and data analytics.

He holds a B.SC, Computing from the Institute of Technology, Tallaght.

Antoinette Hennessy | Chief Compliance Officer

Antoinette is responsible for Compliance and Quality Control at TERRA NutriTECH.

Antoinette is a qualified solicitor and spent a number of years in practice in Dublin and over ten years in a large practice in south-east Leinster before joining TERRA. She holds a Bachelor of Law from UCD and is a member of the Law Society of Ireland.

Advisors & Directors

Brendan Dowling | Advisor

Brendan has been a business advisor to TERRA NutriTECH providing direction and recommendation on the revenue and financial performance of the organization.

He is a serial entrepreneur in the telecoms and technology sector, having built many successful internationally-traded companies. He is well-known for his thought leadership and innovation in the technology sector and is a regular speaker at conferences in Ireland, the UK, and the USA.

Brendan is the founder and CEO of Digital Trading.

Brendan qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG, has an MBA from University College Dublin, a BComm from University College Cork (UCC) and a Diploma in Executive Coaching from IMI & UCC.

tommy the vet

Tommy Heffernan | Veterinary Consultant

Tommy qualified in 2002 from UCD with a degree in veterinary medicine and worked in mixed practice for 16 years. A business owner from 2006-2016, he developed a keen interest in improving animal health and farm systems over this time.

After further study and completion of a 2-year graduate certificate in dairy herd health in UCD in 2013, he then became a master cowsignals trainer in 2015. Added to this, other courses and training taken by Tommy increased his knowledge of mineral nutrition, fertility, mastitis and people performance.

In keeping with his education, training and interests, Tommy went on to develop a range of farm health plans for ruminants, while becoming very active in the animal health training space. He also worked for the Irish Farmers Journal as an animal health specialist for 16 months up to December of 2019.

In 2018 Tommy was awarded an international Nuffield farming scholarship. The topic chosen by him was “A cow-centred approach to a modern dairy industry”. Over the space of two years he visited 16 countries and met with global experts in animal health and nutrition. His studies and meetings in this time brought him to the conclusion that modern agriculture farming systems must optimise the biology of the animals in them.

Tommy is a driven professional with a focus on prevention of disease, improved animal health and performance. Happier, healthier animals, more profitable farmers and happier consumers. He now works with the Agri-industry, vets and farmers in all areas of farm animal health.