Our 11 member Board is appointed by the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and has representatives from the farming organisations, the food industry, the universities, the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and Teagasc staff.
The Authority meets on the first Wednesday of every month except in August. The Authority also has sub-committees as follows: Remuneration Committee, Audit Committee, Research Committee, Advisory/Training Committee and Finance/Property Committee.
|Dr. Noel Cawley (Chairman)||Dr. Cawley was Chief Executive of the Irish Dairy Board until 2006. He also served as Chairman of the Irish Horse Board, and more recently chaired the Government-established Seafood Strategy Review and Implementation Group.|
|Mr Eddie Downey||Farmer and Deputy President of the Irish Farmers Association.|
|Mr Frank O'Mahony||Farmer and member of Macra na Feirme|
|Mr Padraig Gibbons||Dairy farmer, chairman of Connacht Gold co-op, and former President of the Irish Co-operative Organisation Society|
|Ms Marie Christie||Website Editor; representing Teagasc staff|
|Mr Tommy Cooke||Farmer and member of the national council of ICMSA|
|Mr Tom Collins||Former Teagasc Employee|
|Mr Brendan Gleeson||Principal Officer in the Meat and Milk Policy Division of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine|
|Dr Karina Pierce||Lecturer in Dairy Production in UCD's School of Agriculture and Food Science and former president of the Agriculture Science Association (ASA)|
|Mr Tom Tynan||Formerly of Origin Enterprises, IAWS, Golden Vale and IFA|