The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has announced its new chief executive as Dr. Pamela Byrne, who is to take over after the retirement of Prof. Alan Reilly.
Cork native, Dr Byrne, is currently the Director of Regulatory Policy and Intelligence of Abbot Nutrition. She has held senior positions in the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine. Dr Byrne also worked in the Cabinet of the European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Commissioner Maire Geoghegan-Quinn.
She also currently chairs the EU's Joint Programming Initiative 'A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life' and the Strategic Advisory Board of the Institute of Food and Health in University College, Dublin.
Prof. Michael Gibney, Chairman, FSAI, commented on the announcement, "The Board warmly welcomes Dr Byrne to the FSAI and looks forward to working closely with her as Chief Executive to deliver an exemplary regulatory environment that is to the fore in protecting public health and consumer interests in the area of food safety and hygiene. We look forward to the FSAI continuing to be a global leader in setting standards under Dr Byrne's stewardship."
Gibney thanked the outgoing Chief Executive, Prof. Alan Reilly for the "outstanding leadership he has shown during his tenure at the FSAI."
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