He qualified from UCD in 1987 with a BAgrSc(hons) and commenced his career as a Dairy Husbandry Advisor with the then Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Food in the UK.
He returned to Ireland in 1989 to work as an Agricultural Consultant in a private firm and left in 1995 to establish Brady Group. He is a career agricultural advisor/consultant having worked in two countries and in both the public and private sectors.
He completed a Nuffield Scholarship in 2004, where he studied advisory services in France, Australia and New Zealand. This provided Mike with an exposure to global agriculture. He became a board member in 2020.
Mike is a past National President of the Agricultural Consultants Association of Ireland (ACA) and he also writes a column in the Farming Independent and is a regular commentator on agricultural matters.
He joined the Board of Nuffield Ireland in January 2020 as the nominee of ‘Other scholarship sponsors’.