Tara McCarthy- CEO, Bord Iascaigh Mhara

  • Presentation Title:

    A Vision for the Irish Seafood Industry

    Speaker Bio:

    Tara McCarthy is the Chief Executive Officer of Bord Iascaigh Mhara, Ireland’s seafood development agency. Tara joined the agency in September 2015 bringing with her over 20 years’ experience in the wider food industry. Tara has operated in overseas markets for 10 years in Germany, France and Belgium and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with an MBS in Marketing from Smurfit Business School. An affiliate of Harvard Business School and IMD Business School, Switzerland; Tara has been a regular contributor to the Government’s Food Harvest 2020 and Food Wise 2025 reports and succeeded in delivering a number of instrumental initiatives for the Irish Food Industry under the ‘Pathways for Growth’ programme. Ms. McCarthy was previously Director of the Food and Beverages Division in Bord Bia, the Irish Food Board and has led a team of Senior Executives on the development of the seafood, dairy, prepared foods; alcohol and small business sectors.