Ross McMahon has spent his entire life working in the food industry and has travelled the world doing it. A native of Co Monaghan, his formative years are rooted in farming and food.

His father Billy McMahon, a drystock beef farmer, was one of the first Irish farmers to pioneer poultry farming in the 1960s. Billy McMahon also served many years as chair of the Clones Agricultural Show and represented Irish poultry farmers in Brussels.