UCD Business Alumni Awards 2019

16th April 2019

Posted In: So In Demand

Tara McCarthy and Clare Gilmartin were both honoured at the UCD Business Alumni of the Year 2019 awards dinner held recently in Dublin.

The UCD Quinn and Smurfit Alumni Awards, which have been running since 1991, recognise alumni who have demonstrated proven leadership skills and notable achievements in business, whether in Ireland or abroad.

This year, Dr Laurence Crowley, CBE was recognised with the first Outstanding Contribution to Business Education Award for his leadership and vision as founding executive chairman of the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School. In addition, his sustained support through initiatives like the annual Laurence Crowley Lecture Series offers students new ways to engage with leaders in the international world of business.

Speaking of this year’s winners, Professor Anthony Brabazon, Dean, UCD College of Business, said, “We are delighted to honour Tara McCarthy and Clare Gilmartin as our 2019 Alumni of the Year. For over 100 years, UCD College of Business has educated leaders that have contributed immensely to business, political and social life both here in Ireland and around the world.  Since 1991, the School has celebrated and recognised the achievements and success of our graduates through the ‘Alumni of the Year’ awards. Both Tara and Clare are passionate about their careers in the food and technology sectors and clearly demonstrate strong leadership, an entrepreneurial spirit, and integrity on personal and professional levels, all characteristics we try to instil in our students. Tara and Clare deserve this recognition and we take the utmost pride in their success”.

The Alumni of the Year Awards Dinner 2019 was sponsored by KPMG and all profits raised on the night were donated to the UCD College of Business Scholarship Fund, supporting the next generation of business leaders.