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Alltech Appoints Global VP for ESG


Alltech, Inc. has appointed Tara McCarthy as the Global Vice-president of Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance.  In her role, Ms. McCarthy will support the advancement of the Alltech program of Working Together for a Planet of Plenty™.


In commenting on the appointment, Dr. Mark Lyons, president and CEO of Alltech, stated, “Agriculture is the sector most integral to planetary health from its role in the nourishment and well-being of humans and animals, to the capabilities it has to not only safeguard but to benefit our Earth’s environment.”


Prior to joining Alltech, Ms. McCarthy served as the CEO of the Irish Food Board, and she has 25 years experience in the food industry.  She has developed initiatives to support programs for students and early-career executives and entrepreneurs within the food industry.  In 2019, Ms. McCarthy co-founded Active AGDIF, encouraging diversity in the Irish food industry and motivated the establishment of the Green Global Council.


Ms. McCarthy received a baccalaureate degree in commerce from the National University of Ireland followed by a master’s degree in business studies from the Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School of the University College Dublin.  She is the recipient of a number of awards, including UCD Alumna of the Year for Business and Commerce in 2017 and the UCD Smurfit School Alumna of the Year in 2019.