Head Office

RICHARD YOUNG

RICHARD YOUNG

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Richard is the Managing Director of Forte Healthcare and is primarily located at its headquarters near Dublin. He also travels frequently to regional offices in the UK, Poland, and Europe.

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Richard has a wealth of experience in all sectors of the animal health industry having been on the boards of multinational veterinary pharmaceutical companies, in addition to establishing multiple animal health companies.

TONY MORONEY

TONY MORONEY FCCA MBS

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Tony joined Forte Healthcare in July 2023 as COO. He brings with him 20+ years of broad management experience working in senior commercial roles in the distribution and retail sectors across SMEs and multinational companies throughout Ireland and the UK.

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Tony lives in Dublin with his wife Maria, three teenage children and the boss, Harriet a Yorkshire Terrier. Outside of work, he enjoys family time and playing tennis and golf.

DR. LUCY CHADWICK

DR LUCY CHADWICK MVB ACIM CMktr GPCert(B&PS) MRCVS

HEAD OF TECHNICAL SERVICES & MARKETING

Lucy leads our Technical & Marketing Team and is based in our head office near Dublin. She is a veterinary surgeon and marketer, with many years’ experience in the veterinary

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pharmaceutical industry in the UK and Ireland. She lives in Dublin with her husband James (also a vet) and their beloved Border Terrier – Poirot.

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DR. IAN ROUNTREE

DR IAN ROUNTREE MVB

VETERINARY & REGULATORY AFFAIRS ADVISOR

Ian joined Forte Healthcare in April 2022 and is based in our head office near Dublin. He is a veterinary surgeon with 12 years’ experience in private practice.

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Ian has recently moved back to the family farm in Cavan with his wife Aisling and their dog. In his spare time, Ian can be found treading the boards in various dramatic and musical productions.

DR. JOHN HENDERSON

DR JOHN HENDERSON BVM&S MRCVS

LARGE ANIMAL PRODUCT MANAGER

John qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 1994 from Edinburgh University. He worked 2 year stints in 100% small animal practice, 100% equine practice and in the Scottish Agricultural College disease surveillance centre in Perth.

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This leaves 20 years in first opinion mixed practice with a farm animal bias. John still practices weekly as an Out Of Hours vet doing night and weekend work which ensures he’s never far away from his next heifer Caesar!

KIRSTY MCCANN

KIRSTY MCCANN DIPVN

EQUINE NUTRITIONAL MANAGER

Kirsty recently joined Forte Healthcare in May 2021, having spent the last 5 years’ working in the equine nutritional industry, and previously as a lead equine nurse at one of Ireland’s largest equine referral hospitals.

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Kirsty brings a unique combination of equine veterinary and nutritional understanding, as well as practical horsemanship, to the team. She also worked in racing for several years and even tried her hand at racing having held her amateur license. Kirsty’s downtime is looking after her family and their animals. Along with her husband and daughter they have two horses in training and hope they hit the winners enclosure very soon! When not working and minding their daughter, Kirsty can be found down in the yard looking after and retraining her ex racehorse, Enniskillen, with whom she hopes to be out and about competing on very soon.

FIONA CALLAGHAN

FIONA CALLAGHAN

ACCOUNTANT

Fiona joined the Forte Healthcare team in 2018 having previously worked over 10 years in an accountancy practice in Dublin. She is a qualified chartered accountant and works in our accounts department at our head office in City North Business Campus, Co. Meath.

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Fiona lives in the wee county Louth with her GAA mad husband and three young daughters. In her free time she loves meeting up with friends, visiting new places, going for the odd jog and especially walks on the beach. She is currently trying  to persuade her husband they need a family dog!

ROBERT NORTH

ROBERT NORTH

ASSISTANT ACCOUNTANT

Robert joined the Forte Healthcare team in March 2024 as Assistant Accountant, having previously worked at an accounting firm in Dublin. He is a qualified Accounting Technician and is based at our head office in Stamullen, County Meath.

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Robert lives in Louth with his wife and hopes to add some pets to their family very soon.

HELGA MCKEEN

HELGA MCKEEN BSc PGDip

DIGITAL MARKETING MANAGER

Helga joined Forte Healthcare in July 2021. Having previously worked with some of the world’s biggest FMCG companies including Pernod Ricard, Unilever, and Anheuser-Busch across the food, drink, and personal-care industries,

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she brings a wealth of new marketing and digital processes to the team and will help shape the digital ambitions of Forte Healthcare. A passionate foodie, forager, and animal enthusiast, when not working at Forte Helga enjoys cooking and eating with friends and family and looking after her cat, Titus, and horse, Slaney Earl Star, in the East Meath/ Dublin area.

HOLLY STAFFORD

 HOLLY STAFFORD

 MARKETING ASSISTANT

Holly has been involved in horses from a young age at her family’s competition yard and grandfather’s racing yard. She has competed regularly at the Royal Dublin Horse Show and Millstreet International with ponies and horses she has produced herself.

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She also has a keen interest in bloodstock sales and has worked at Tattersalls Ireland. Holly provides marketing support to the Forte team in Ireland and the UK.

LUKE McAVINUE

 LUKE McAVINUE

 MARKETING ASSISTANT

Luke has been around horses for as long as he can remember. After completing the Equine Business degree in Maynooth University, Luke went on to work at Horse Sport Ireland for a number of years. Gaining valuable insights into many aspects of the equine industry, Luke’s interests lie in the fields of Modern Reproductive technologies and study of conformation in the modern sport horse.

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Luke will provide marketing support to the ARKequine sales team and assist with the running of events and shows.