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Tom is the Regional Manager for Veon in the Southeast. He graduated from WIT in 2006 with a BSc Honours in Land management (Forestry). Upon graduating, he was involved in an extensive wood energy research programme funded by COFORD. He began as a sole trader in 2009, working nationwide on small scale timber harvesting and extraction, focusing on mainly broadleaf plantations. Tom joined Veon in 2011 and manages 10,000 acres of forestry in the Southeast. Veon recently opened an office at Enniscorthy Mart; Tom is available to meet clients and suppliers on mart days or by appointment on other days. He is responsible for the planning and scheduling of key operations including roading, Harvesting and Planting. Tom is supported by local forester Peter Stuart from Gorey.

T. 086 028 1053 | Blackstoops, Enniscorthy Mart, Enniscorthy. Co. Wexford |




Edward is regional manager of Veon’s North Western division. He graduated in 2011 from Waterford Institute of Technology with an honours degree in Land Management in Forestry. He is a member of the Society of Irish Foresters. Prior to joining Veon, Edward worked as a consultant forester. He possesses extensive experience in Afforestation, Reforestation, Maintenance, Roading, Harvesting and business development.

Edward will focus upon meeting with farmers and landowners interested in afforestation following the launch of the new forestry programme. He will also oversee the harvesting of highly productive harvesting sites in the North West area, which experiences some of the fastest growth rates in the country.

His additional qualifications include PA1 & PA6 pesticide application courses and CS30 & CS31 chainsaw courses.

Edward is a very active member of the GAA. He was Junior and Senior Player of the year for Drumkeeran 2007 and Senior Player of the year 2014.

T. 086 027 0309 | Ballina Road, Ballisodare, Co. Sligo |


Ken Sweeney


Ken is Veon’s regional manager for the West/Midlands. Ken studied Forest management in GMIT for three years and added an extra two years of Forest management study at UCD. Upon graduation from UCD in 2008 Ken received the Augustine Henry award from The Society of Irish Foresters for attaining the highest grade of his graduation year. After working in contracting Ken joined Veon in 2009 to take up the position of regional manager. Ken has been responsible for the management of Veon’s plantations in the region through planning and scheduling of roading and harvesting operations and generating wealth and income for our many varied clients. He has also been responsible for building up Veon’s plantation establishment programme in the Mid-West. Ken is a registered member of the Society of Irish Foresters. If you would like to speak with Ken about any matters regarding forestry or establishment in the Mid-West please don’t hesitate to contact him.

T. 087 936 7982 | Athenry Mart, Athenry, Co.Galway |



Hugh graduated from UCD with a degree in forestry in 1996 and a Masters degree in 2004. After graduation, Hugh took up employment with Veon. Working as a regional manager from 2004-2010, Hugh was actively involved in the management of establishment projects, forest road, harvesting and Native Woodland projects.

In 2010, Hugh was promoted to the position of Director of Operations for Veon. Hugh’s main role is the management and execution of the annual operations programme for Veon. Key tasks include annual establishment and harvesting programmes, quality control, and Operations Health and Safety. Hugh has recently been elected as a council member to the Irish society of Foresters. Hugh is a current member of The Forestry Industry Transportation Group.

T. 087 250 7888 |1 Leopardstown Business Centre, Leopardstown, Dublin 18 |




Fergus is a Forester for Veon based in the North East. He graduated from WIT in 2015 with a Bsc (Hons) Land management (Forestry). Prior to joining Veon, Fergus was involved in the maintenance of afforestation sites in the midlands. His experiences also include tendering, harvesting and contract management. He is also a technical member of the Society of Irish Foresters.

Contact Fergus to discuss planting and harvesting in the North East.


T. 086 411 0366 |1 Leopardstown Business Centre, Leopardstown, Dublin 18 |