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Fiona Hanna - Member of the Northern Ireland Food Advisory Committee

Northern Ireland

Outlines the professional history and qualifications of the members of the Northern Ireland Food Advisory Committee.

Last updated: 22 December 2017

Fiona Hanna is a Chartered Accountant and Principle of her own accountancy practice. She is a Board member of the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute a Director of Mourne, Gullion and Lecale Rural Development Partnership. She is also a former Board member (to April 2019) of the Ulster Farmers’ Union.

She is also involved in the management of the family arable farming business. The farm is a member of the Northern Ireland Farm Quality Assured Cereals Scheme.

Personal Interests

Consultancies and/or direct employment

  • Principle in own Accountancy Practice (Some clients are involved in primary food production, however Fiona is not involved in the management decisions of clients’ businesses)

Fee Paid Work

  • N/A


  • Director and Shareholder in Hanna Arable Limited (the company is an arable farm growing and selling grain mainly for animal feeds. The farm is a member of the Northern Ireland Farm Quality Assured Cereals Scheme as operated by NIFCC)

Clubs and other organisations

  • Member of Young Farmers’ Clubs of Ulster
  • Member of Ulster Farmers’ Union (with spouse)
  • Member of Ulster Farmers’ Union Next Generation Forum
  • Member of Chartered Accountants Ireland

Other Personal Interests

  • Board Member of Mourne, Gullion & Lecale Rural Development Partnership (unpaid role, expenses reimbursed)
  • Treasurer to the Steering Committee for Bank of Ireland Open Farm Weekend (unpaid role)

Non-personal Interests

  • N/A


  • N/A

Indirect Support

  • N/A


  • N/A

Land and Property

  • Joint ownership with spouse of our family home
  • Spouse: owns farm land which is farmed actively by Hanna Arable Limited

Other public appointments

  • Non Executive Board Member of Agri-Food & Biosciences Institute

Other non-personal interests

  • Parents & Brother: farm in partnership on a dairy farm (Fiona has no financial or other involvement in this business)