Our 11 member Authority is appointed by the Minister for Agriculture, Food & the Marine and has representatives from the farming organisations, the food industry, the universities, the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and Teagasc staff.
In September 2014, the Government decided that The Public Appointments Service (PAS), established under statute in 2004, be given responsibility for putting in place an open, accessible, rigorous and transparent system to support Ministers in making appointments to State Boards, including Teagasc. A dedicated website, http://www.stateboards.ie is the channel through which the PAS advertises vacancies on State Boards. It is also the means through which accomplished, experienced and qualified people, including people who might not previously have been identified as available for appointment, can then apply to be considered for particular vacancies.
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 and Training Committee and Operations 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 Tommy Cooke||Farmer and member of the national council of ICMSA|
|Professor Gerald Fitzgerald||Chair of Food Microbiology & Head of School of Microbiology at UCC. First Director/CEO of Food for Health Ireland & Deputy Director of Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre.|
|Mr Padraig Gibbons||Dairy farmer, former chairman of Connacht Gold co-op, and former President of the Irish Co-operative Organisation Society|
|Mr Brendan Gleeson||Assistant Secretary General, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine|
|Mr Alan Jagoe||Farmer and member of Macra na Feirme|
|Mr. Joseph Larkin||Experimental Research Officer at the Teagasc Animal and Bioscience Research Department, Grange. Representing Teagasc staff.|
|Ms. Cliona Murphy||Vice President of Technical Function, PepsiCo Worldwide Flavours based in Cork since January 2014. She holds global responsibility across the functions of R&D, Quality, Engineering, Productivity, EHS and Global Quality Services.|
|Mr Richard Kennedy||Farmer and Deputy President of the Irish Farmers Association.|
|Mr. Liam Woulfe||Managing Director of Grassland AGRO and of Freshgrass Group|