Terry grew up on a dairy farm and after graduating with an MEng from QUB in 1995 spent the next 9 years working in a Software Architect/Management role for various telecommunications companies e.g. BT around the world including Silicon Valley, Canada and China.
In 2004 he founded FarmWizard, a cloud based software product which allowed livestock farmers to easily maintain legislative and performance records. FarmWizard now manages over 4.2m animals worldwide. Terry grew the company to 10 people prior to the acquisition in 2015 when FarmWizard was majority acquired by Wheatsheaf, part of the Duke of Westminster's £15bn Grosvenor group.
In 2019, along with Adam Askew, Terry founded CattleEye an ‘AI first’ company, which harnesses the capabilities of advanced Artificial Intelligence in video analytics to deliver the world’s first hardware independent autonomous livestock monitoring platform. The platform will transform how billions of livestock are managed with a radically new approach to monitoring which will meet a rapidly growing market demand driven by trends in protein consumption, antimicrobial usage reduction, animal welfare and a need for increased livestock efficiencies