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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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Irish Limousin Cattle Society hiring CEO

Due to retirement, the Irish Limousin Cattle Society, Kilglass, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork, is hiring a CEO (Chief Executive Officer).

It invites applications from suitably qualified people with relevant management experience for the position.

They require an experienced leader in agribusiness/animal breeding industry with good business acumen and a proven track record.


The responsibilities vary from maintaining the herd book and organising sales to breed development, to drive the growth in market share of the Limousin breed and to develop new markets both nationally and internationally.

The Irish Limousin Cattle Society require an energetic and enthusiastic person, prepared to work flexible hours to manage a strong team of office personnel to provide technical and commercial support to clubs and members.

Promoting and marketing the Limousin brand will be key objectives for the new CEO.

The successful appointee will play a key role in negotiations with government agencies and commercial organisations, liaise with other breed societies and all relevant scientific personnel.

He/she will bring energy, vision, and innovation to enhancing the range and provision of services to members.

Educational requirements

The successful candidate is likely to have good agri and third level qualifications and an excellent knowledge of pedigree cattle breeding.

If you have excellent people, communications, IT and marketing skills plus the motivation to succeed using your own initiative, this is an excellent career opportunity for you.

The remuneration package includes an attractive salary, performance-related bonus, business/travel expenses, health insurance, pension scheme etc. A full job description is available on request.

How to apply

The society has engaged Liam de Paor Consultancy to support the recruitment process.

If your CV meets these criteria and you wish to join an innovative breed society with a growing membership, please phone de Paor Consultancy at tel: +353 (0)49 4361158 or +353 (0) 86 2557643 for more information or forward all relevant details in confidence to Liam de Paor – [email protected]

The Irish Limousin Cattle Society is an equal opportunities employer.

Deadline for applications: January 22nd, 2021.

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