ASA and Kerry Group Launch ‘Novus’ Leadership Award – 9 March 2015



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ASA and Kerry Group Launch ‘Novus’ Leadership Award

The Agricultural Science Association (ASA) has today (Wednesday 3 March) launched an award aimed at recognising outstanding leadership among graduates working in the agri-food sector.

The Novus award, which is sponsored by Kerry Group, is focused on promoting science-based excellence and innovation and rewarding high achievement by graduates working across the entire spectrum of agriculture and food.

It is open to graduates who are full or associate members of the ASA at the time of application for the award.

The winner of the 2015 Novus award will be selected by an independent judging panel. H/She will have the opportunity to attend the prestigious Harvard Business School Agribusiness seminar which takes place over four days in Boston, USA in January 2016.

The annual seminar is attended by world leaders in the agriculture and food sector.   Registration and associated costs in attending the seminar will be covered by the award fund, which is valued at €10,000.

Announcing details of the award, ASA president Eoin Lowry said it offers a real opportunity to recognise and develop graduates who are acknowledged by their peers as current or future leaders and role models within the agri-food and bioscience professions.

Kerry Group chief executive Stan McCarthy said success in today’s international food industry demands a relentless focus on innovation.

“Technologies, not even dreamt of a decade ago, are now widely impacting developments across the food chain and increasingly Irish graduates are among those leading this evolution and revolution,” he added.

The closing date for applications for the 2015 award is Friday 1 May.

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ASA President Eoin Lowry, Stan McCarthy, chief executive Kerry Group and Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney at the launch of the ASA Novus award. The award, which is sponsored by Kerry Group, is aimed at recognising outstanding leadership by graduates working in the agri-food sector.