Governance

 Our Structure

We are a voluntary organisation consisting of a nationwide network of 170 clubs.

Each club is supported by County or Regional Executives who feed into a National Council which is responsible for appointing a Board of Directors to provide oversight of the organisation’s management.

The National Council is chaired by a National President who is the most senior voluntary leader within the organisation. The National President provides leadership to National Council, acts as the main spokesperson for the organisation and is also on the Board of Directors and the Finance & Audit sub-committee. 

Macra na Feirme has three Vice-Presidents in Munster, Leinster and the North West. They support the work of the National President, with particular emphasis on the development of their own region.

The Board of Directors appoints and oversees the CEO who manages the National Staff and runs Macra na Feirme on behalf of the National Council.

Below is an overview of our structure:

  

Our Funders Include

A huge and sincere thank you to our numerous state and private funders whose unwavering support and partnership ensure that Macra na Feirme can continue to make a positive contribution and difference in the lives of members and the communities they live in.

  • Department of Children and Youth Affairs
  • Department of Agriculture, Food & Marine
  • Skillnet Ireland
  • Education & Training Boards (ETB)
  • Health Service Executive
  • Pobal
  • Our many corporate partners including:
    • FBD
    • ABP Food Group
    • Bord Bia
    • Ornua
    • Dairygold
    • Glanbia
    • Lakeland Dairies
    • Kerry Group
    • Details on all our corporate partners can be found here 

 

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