THE SCIENCE OF SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEMS
Tara McCarthy joined Alltech in 2022. She was previously Chief Executive of Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board and Chief Executive for Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), Ireland’s seafood development agency.
In 2019 she co-founded Agdif, an industry initiative championing diversity in the Irish food industry. She has represented Ireland’s food industry globally speaking of Origin Green, Irelands unique national sustainability programme and in 2021 led the establishment of the Origin Green Global Council.
Tara holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from UCG with an MBS in Marketing from Smurfit Business School, and is an affiliate of IMD Business School, Switzerland. Tara has been recognised with a number of awards including UCG Alumna of the Year for Business and Commerce in 2017, Fellowship of the Marketing Institute of Ireland and Top 25 Irelands Most Powerful Women – Public Sector Leaders Award in 2018 and the 2019 UCD Smurfit School ‘Alumna of the Year’.