The curtain came down on an extraordinary reign in the Agri Aware boardroom this week as one of the founding directors, John McCullen decided to step down.
The former FBD Trust director has been a member of the Agri Aware board since its inception in 1996 and as many other board members recalled, was a steady hand and brilliant source of guidance in that time.
Agri Aware Chairman Alan Jagoe, Executive Director Marcus O’Halloran and outgoing Treasurer Amii McKeever presented John with a bog oak sculpture as a token of appreciation for his time, commitment and dedication during his tenure on the board of management.
Alan Jagoe paid tribute to McCullum and thanked him for his service to Agri Aware.
“John McCullen has always been a great help to me in my time as Chairman with Agri Aware. John is a fantastic leader who was always full of inspiring ideas.
“He has given an incredible service to Agri Aware over the entire life of the Trust and in that time he has always been very fair and constructive in his guidance.
“John has a passion for communicating our message effectively, especially to a non-farming audience and we are incredibly grateful to have had access to that passion for such a long time.”