Gillian Willis

Gillian Willis Nuffield Scholar 2023

Gillian Willis, Food Business Project Manager, Carlow

Gillian Willis is from a sheep, beef and tillage farm in Ballon, Co. Carlow and is currently a Project Manager at Bord Bia. As part of her Nuffield Scholarship, Gillian will explore how farms can implement changes to secure future farm viability as the sector faces increasing challenges in terms of economic sustainability and climate change. Gillian studied Food & Agri-Business Management at UCD and completed an MSc in Food Business Strategy at the Michael Smurfit Business School, UCD. She started her career with Burger King Corporate as a graduate in Madrid in 2015 before taking on roles in HR, Project Management and R and D based in Switzerland. Gillian joined Bord Bia in 2018 as Small Business Development Manager and is currently in a project management role.