Meet Our Team

 john f hanleyJohn F Hanley

Managing Director

John F founded JF Hanley Farm Equipment in 1980 selling and servicing advance farm equipment to dairy, beef and tillage sectors. In 1986, he established John F Hanley Fencing; providing a revolutionary fencing service to Agri sector. The company won a coveted franchise for Gallagher Fencing Systems NZ and became a market leader in the promotion of electric fencing to Irish dairy and sheep farmers. As the company evolved, John F introduced industrial fencing providing unrivalled service to road building and industrial sectors, supplying service to County Councils and construction sectors across the country.

John F, a man of profound integrity is an astute business man with a passion for farming. He is a natural born leader who instils confidence in his employees.

John F still holds the position of managing director and presides over the continued consolidation of the company and looks forward to handing over to son Patrick in the near future who will no doubt build on the success to date



Martina Hanley
Martina Hanley

Accounts Controller/Administrator

Martina joined the family business in 1990 as an Accounts controller.

Together with her husband John F, she played a major role in developing the company.

Martina has brought valuable experience to the company especially in the areas of finance; accounting and customer service mainly due to the fact that prior to this job Martina enjoyed a very illustrious career with A.I.B bank.

Martina is a firm believer that customer satisfaction is one of the most important elements in any business.




 Patrick Hanley

Patrick Hanley

Project Manager

Patrick is the son of John. F. And Martina. He has been working with J.F. Hanley Ltd for 11 years. Patrick has shown a key interest in the family business from a very young age. In 2001, Patrick graduated from Dublin Business School with a certificate in Business studies. Since then he has also achieved a Degree in Supervisory Management from Athlone I.T.

Patrick’s role in the company began as a parts manager in the Ground Care division. After a couple of years, he took a second role as service manager. He then concentrated in the area of sales for a number of years and in 2007, he began to oversee the general Management of the Ground Care division.

Patrick is also heavily involved in the Fencing section of the business where is Project manager, covering all quotation requests and manages the day to day running of all fencing jobs.



Anne Dockery

Ann Dockery

Credit Controller

Anne began her career as a telephonist for the Department of Post and Telecoms. After a number of years, she moved to a busy rural agricultural mart where she took a position in the accounts department. In 2001, her employment ceased due to the unfortunate foot-and-mouth outbreak in live stock. In March 2001, Anne joined J.F. Hanley Ltd and immediately assumed the role of credit controller.

Anne is now a senior staff member and is a fundamental asset to the company knowledge of the industry and the relationships she has built with valuable customers over the years. She has played a key role in the growth of the business primarily due to her enthusiasm and outstanding work ethic.




Emmet O’Brien

Emmet O'Brien

Civil Contracts Manager

Emmet has over 20 years experience working in the Irish and UK construction industries. Since receiving his degree in civil engineering from GMIT in 1991, he has worked on a multitude of civil engineering projects for both main contractors and specialist subcontractors. Some of these projects include road construction, pipe laying, heavy civil, concrete framework, tunnelling and utilities. Emmet joined J.F Hanley Ltd as a contracts manager in 2008 where he has won and retained a number of high profile fencing projects. Some of these projects include; a 3 year term project for ESB to the value of €1.75m upgrading security fencing to power stations throughout Ireland and a  contract with Dublin Airport Authority to the value of €4m upgrading the internal and external airside security fencing in Dublin Airport. Emmet is renowned for his professionalism and his experience in the industry. He has a proven track record of managing teams and building client relationships.



Gerry O’ Brien


Gerry O’Brien of Accounting Partners assumed responsibility for the Financial Affairs of John F Hanley Ltd in 2000.  Since then he has overseen the introduction and operation of a very comprehensive accounting system which embraces all aspects from purchasing and stock control to sales and contract completion.  He provided the company with a complete analysis of performance in all divisions through a series of KPI’s.  Gerry’s input has been a valuable asset to the performance and growth of the company.