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Minister Creed T.D. Statement on Appointment of Ms Tara McCarthy as CEO of An Bord Bia

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed T.D., today welcomed the announcement by An Bord Bia that Ms Tara McCarthy will succeed Mr Aidan Cotter as Chief Executive of the organisation

Tara McCarthy will bring a wealth of domestic and international experience to her new role at a very important juncture in the agri-food industry during this period of challenge and transition. I wish her every success in her new role.”

The Minister went on to say “I would like to take the opportunity to pay tribute to Aidan Cotter. His superb leadership skills combined with qualities of strength and determination have delivered excellence in Bord Bia market insight, quality and promotion services and a close partnership with the agri-food sector in driving sustainable growth “

Note for Editors

Ms McCarthy will take up her role (subject to contract) immediately following the retirement of Aidan Cotter so providing a seamless transition to the leadership of Bord Bia.  

To view this Press Release as a PDF: DAFMPR 146/16 (pdf 454Kb) 

Date Released: 27 October 2016