HONORARY FELLOWSHIPS OF THE ROYAL AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY WERE AWARDED TO:
Mike Tucker Farmer / Equestrian Commentator and Consultant
Mike Tucker graduated from the Royal Agricultural College in 1964, with a National Diploma in Agriculture. He has since been on the RAU’S Board of Governors, and is Chairman of the Advisory Council for the Centre of Equine Management and Science. Mike has competed in top international events in the UK and abroad, and started public commentary in 1969.
Minister Simon Coveney TD Minister for Housing Planning and Local Government
Simon Coveney holds a BSC (Hons) in Agriculture and Land Management from the Royal Agricultural College (1996). Simon was recently appointed Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade with responsibility for Brexit. Previously, he was Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government and before that, Minister for Defence, and Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food. Simon was elected to the Dáil (Irish Parliament) in 1998.
Christine Cross PLC and private company director
A food scientist by background, Christine was a Director with Tesco plc on their Operating Board in a variety of roles (1989–2003). She now runs a retail advisory business focussing on international best practice in customer led business planning and value chain management. She has non-executive Directorships with a number of companies and has been Chief Retail Advisor to Pricewaterhousecoopers for the past six years.