Expert Team

Dr Sharma

General Manager & Scientific Director

Dr Sharma has the overall responsibility for ensuring that all manufacturing, QA/QC and related activities are carried out in accordance with GMP/GLP guidelines and in compliance with other relevant regulatory requirements. He is also holds responsibility for research and development of new products and ensuring that these products are safe and effective for their intended use.

Having been with Foran Equine since 1988 he has seen our range grow and remain in the highest regard with both industry and veterinary professionals.

 

Kirsty McCann

Equine Nutrition and International Business Development

Kirsty joined Foran Healthcare in 2016. She is a qualified veterinary nurse, who studied and also guest lectured at University College Dublin, and has spent 10 years working in one of the largest equine referral practices in Ireland.

Before embarking on her veterinary nursing career she worked in racing for a number of years, it was at this time she also held her amateur license and rode in INH flat races. Kirsty also has experience in working with breeding stock having been employed by a large sport horse stud who specialised in both fresh and frozen AI for export.

Kirsty enjoys working closely with not only the direct customer but also the support team around a yard including vets, farriers, physiotherapists and land management specialists to ensure that the best possible support is given to the equine athlete or breeding stock.

 

Barry Cash

Sales Representative

Barry joined Foran Equine in 2013. Having been a successful National Hunt Jockey for more than two decades Barry brings with him a wealth of industry experience and practical knowledge.

His impressive riding CV boasts wins in The Leopardstown Chase and The Troytown Chase along with Cheltenham Festival wins on Brave Inca in the Supreme Novice Hurdle and Big Shu in the Glenfarcles Cross Country Chase. He has also managed a win on the flat in Laytown! An avid fan of hunting Barry can often be seen schooling a young horse out with the Kildare’s and the South Counties.

Barry is a true horseman and enjoys nothing more than following the yards who support Foran Equine as valued customers achieve success both on and off the track.

 Sarah Gelletlie

Graduate Trainee

Sarah is in her second year of our two year Graduate Programme, run alongside our partner company Connolly’s RED MILLS.  The programme aims to immerse graduates into all aspects of the business, along with giving an insight into what it takes to be a top supplement provider in a highly competitive industry.

Sarah graduated from UCD with a BAgrSc in Animal Science -Equine. Having worked with horses for many years, with a strong background in Showjumping and Eventing, Sarah will be a great asset to the team and we look forward to her building relationships with our extensive customer base.

 

Tiffany Minto

Exports Administration

Tiffany has been with Foran Equine since 2018, originally starting with exports in Connolly’s RED MILLS  Tiffany now holds the position of Exports Administration Executive. Her role includes the smooth dispatch of the Foran Equine range to over 40 countries world wide, in any one week she can be liaising with several markets at once all of which have very different and specific requirements.

With over 14 years experience working in various top yards in the UK & Ireland Tiffany fully understands a yards requirement for a quality, effective product delivered promptly.

 

Nicola Heyworth

International Business Development Manager

Nicola joined the Foran Equine team in 2018. She has over 11 years’ experience working in various sales, technical and marketing roles in the equine supplement market. Most of this time was spent developing business and brands in international markets including USA, Middle East, central Europe and Scandinavia.

Before starting her commercial career, Nicola competed in Showjumping and worked as a rider for an Olympic medallist, giving her a sound understanding of the needs of the performance horse. Nicola combines her experience to provide support to our international distributors, helping to further develop and grow the Foran Equine brand.

 

 

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