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Our Team

Roy Power

Roy Power

Managing Director

Roy is the fifth generation of the Power family involved in the seed sector and has expanded the Seedtech business considerably in the last ten years. He has successfully led Seedtech in becoming the market leader in crop research and development in Ireland with one in every two arable fields sown with Seedtech varieties. Roy is also Chairman of the Plant Variety Development Office and a Past President of the Irish Seed Trade Association.

Nigel Whyte

Nigel Whyte

Commercial Director

Nigel joined us in July 2016 as Commercial Director. Previously Nigel held senior commerical roles in Bank of Ireland and ACC, having graduated with a degree in agricultural science from UCD in 1996.

Before embarking on his commerical careeer Nigel spent five years with Teagasc.

Tim O’Donovan

Tim O’Donovan

Technical Director

Tim joined in August 2016 as Technical Director coming from Teagasc as a leading arable expert. Amongst other qualifications, Tim holds a Masters in Agricultural Science from UCD and is currently undertaking a Research PhD.

Tim will lead up our wholesale technical teams, bringing a wealth of in-depth arable expertise and passion for agriculture to the role.

Brett Wesley

Brett Wesley

Technical Sales Manager

Brett has over 20 years’ experience in the Agriculture industry and brings with this a high degree of technical expertise. Originally from Australia, he spent a number of years as a Commercial Agronomist and Crop Consultant in his homeland and a further 5 year’s hands on experience in the Irish Farming sector.

Brett holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and having joined the Arvum Group in 2014, has a wealth of knowledge around Arable farming.

Marianne Jordan

Marianne Jordan

Technical Support Officer

Marianne joined Seed Technology in June 2015 as a technical support officer. She is responsible for the seed production of wheat, barley, oats and beans. Marianne has a B.Agr.Sc in Animal and Crop Production from UCD and graduated in 2012. Marianne also completed a two year research masters in conjunction with Glanbia and UCD in the production of oats for the consumer market and will graduate in 2016.

Patsy Kehoe

Patsy Kehoe

Seed Trials Manager

Patsy joined Seed Technology Ltd. in October 1999 as a trials officer. His work includes the trialing of numerous new crops from breeders throughout the EU and eventually deciding on whether a crop has the attributes to become a successful commercial crop in Ireland.

Tony Byrne

Tony Byrne

Logistics Manager

A native of Waterford, Tony joined the company in 1977 and is now Logistics Manager.
 

Pat Joyce

Pat Joyce

Operations Foreman

Pat joined the company in 2008 and holds the position of Operations Foreman.

Elaine O’Brien

Elaine O’Brien

Office Administrator

Elaine joined Seed Technology in February 2011. A native of Waterford, Elaine’s background is in administration, customer service and key account management.

Denise Stuart

Denise Stuart

Credit Controller

Denise joined the group in 2007 as Credit Controller. Her background is in Banking and Accounts Administration.

David Whyte

David Whyte

Financial Accountant

David joined Seed Technology Ltd. in March 2010 as Financial Accountant. Having studied accounting at Waterford Institute of Technology for three years David qualified as a certified accountant in 1999. Since 2000 David spent 10 years in Sydney working with large multinationals in various financial accounting roles.