Finan was elected in April 2015 in what was a landslide victory, to become the 35th president of Macra na Feirme. Of the 180 votes cast, Finan received 80 first-preference votes, with the next nearest candidate receiving 56.

While he was not involved in any reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), one of Finan’s main focus has been looking towards the next CAP.