Webinar: IUA Future of Ireland

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The Irish Universities Association are hosting a Future of Ireland Webinar: Universities as Partners in the Transformation of Food and Agriculture with keynote speaker Patrick Coveney CEO Greencore on 30th September 2020.

The discussion will focus on how a top-quality higher education system produces the talent and leading research and innovation base for the agri-food sector.

Webinar: IUA Future of Ireland 


Keynote speaker: Patrick Coveney, CEO of Greencore 

Patrick Coveney has been Chief Executive of Greencore since 2008 and has built the company to become the biggest convenience food manufacturer in the UK. He’s a Non-executive director of Glanbia and Chairman of Core Media. Patrick attended UCC for his undergraduate studies and achieved a B Comm first class honour. He was Graduate of the Year in 1992. He was a Rhodes Scholar at New College Oxford and achieved M.Phil. and D.Phil. in Management Studies. He is a member of the Advisory Board of UCC’s Business School.

Moderator: Ella McSweeney, Irish food and farming journalist and reporter

Panelist: Prof Thia HennessyHead of Cork University Business School and Professor of Agri-Food Economics.

Panelist: Prof. Dolores O’Riordan, Director of UCD Institute of Food and Health & UCD Vice-President for Global Engagement

Interested in Agribusiness?  The Law Society of Ireland offer a part-time Certificate In Agribusiness & Food Law. Details here.

Nightcourses.com is Ireland’s largest part-time course finder database, with thousands of part-time courses, evening, morning and weekend classes and adult education courses to choose from. You’ll find your perfect course on Nightcourses.com.


Gemma is a nomadic writer, filmmaker, & journalist.
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