Perhaps the most important part of Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney’s launch this week of a new group to develop an agri-food strategy to 2025 was his selection of John Moloney as chair.

Given Moloney’s track record and status in the sector, he is the ideal choice. His expertise across agribusiness, consumer foods, internationally traded commodities and global brand development is unrivalled. Moloney has also proven his ability to devise a successful long-term strategy for Glanbia and, more importantly, implement it.