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Agri Development Managers

Susan Maher

Susan Maher – Agricultural Development Manager Leinster – (Kilkenny, Carlow, Wexford, Wicklow, Laois, Offaly)

Mobile: 087 121 6469

Susan is from a strong farming family and qualified with an Agricultural Science degree from UCD in 1999. She has over 20 years banking experience both as an Agri. underwriter and as an Agri. Business Development manager. Susan joined Bank of Ireland in 2013 as an Agri Development Manager with responsibility for supporting farmers and the agricultural sector in Leinster. Susan is a Qualified Financial Adviser (QFA).

“I understand the opportunities and challenges facing our agri sector and use my experience and knowledge to ensure that our farmers and agri businesses have the right financial supports to sustain their families and farm businesses now and into the future”

Pat Byrnes

Pat Byrnes – Agricultural Development Manager Leinster – (Limerick, Kerry, Clare, North Tipperary and North Cork)

Mobile: 087 213 7881

Pat Byrnes joined the Bank in 2013 as Agri. Development Manager in North and West Munster. Pat previously worked with Macra na Feirme and also had 24 year’s banking experience prior to joining Bank of Ireland. Pat has held a number of managerial roles including Senior Agri. Manager and Branch Manager. He holds an Honours Degree in Agricultural Economics from UCD, a Certified Diploma in Accounting and Finance from University of Limerick, and APA from the Institute of Bankers.

“I have many years of very positive experiences dealing with farmers. Our objective in Bank of Ireland is to support our farmer customers and allow them grow their businesses in a sustainable manner into the future.”

John Fitzgerald

John Fitzgerald – Agricultural Development Manager Munster (Cork, Tipperary, Waterford)

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Mobile: 087 769 6510

With over 20 years working in the Agri Industry, John has extensive experience of doing business with farmers & other Agri sector stakeholders. John has worked in a variety of positions with the Irish Farmers Association and within the Financial Services sector. He joined Bank of Ireland as an Agricultural Development Manager in 2013 and has also held the position of Acting Head of Agriculture from 2016 to 2017. John holds a BSc in Agricultural Science from UCD & QFA from the Institute of Bankers.

“Bank of Ireland is consistently providing >50% of all new lending to the Agri Sector and we want to help the sector to grow and reach its full potential. My role requires a detailed understanding of the opportunities & challenges in the sector and to use this knowledge to put sustainable funding solutions in place for our farmer customers.”

John Fitzgerald

John Farrell – Agricultural Development Manager Leinster – (Kildare, Longford, Louth, Meath, Westmeath)

Mobile: 087 278 8594

John is from a farming background, holds professional CIMA and Institute of Banking qualifications, as well as degrees to Masters level incorporating Commerce and Agricultural Economics. John has extensive experience in assessing Agricultural lending proposals amassed over the past number of years as a Credit Underwriter.

“In Bank of Ireland Agri, our priority is to deliver the right sustainable funding solution, while tailoring each solution to meet our customers’ individual requirements.”