IUA Future of Ireland Webinar: Universities as Partners in the Transformation of Food and Agriculture

Wednesday, 30th September, 1pm-2pm

Join the Irish Universities Association for a discussion on how a top-quality higher education system produces the talent and leading research and innovation base for the agri-food sector.

 Patrick Coveney, CEO of Greencore – Keynote Speaker

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.



Patrick Coveney (Keynote Speaker) - CEO of Greencore 

Ella McSweeney (Moderator) - Irish Food and Farming Journalist and Reporter

Prof. Dolores O’Riordan (Panelist) – Vice-President for Global Engagement UCD’s Institute of Food and Health

Prof. Thia Hennessy (Panelist) – Dean of School and Chair of Agri-Food Economics at Cork University Business School