Paddy graduated from UCD with an honours degree in Agricultural Science, majoring in forestry in 1997. Paddy is a member of the Society of Irish Foresters. He worked in the private sector for three years before joining the state advisory service, Teagasc, where he was employed as both a forestry specialist and lecturer at its sole forestry training centre.
Headhunted by Forestry Services Ltd. in 2002, he has led the expansion of the company’s core business while leading the company’s investment strategy in forestry in both Ireland and Estonia. He is a director in Forestry Services Ltd and all subsidiary operations. He is area manager for the Eastern region. He has built up a private land and forestry portfolio in recent years. Paddy is a member of the Association of Consulting Foresters of America.