Professor of Food and Health at UCD’s Institute of Food and Health has been appointed the new chairman of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.
Gibney previously served as a Board member of the FSAI from 1999 to 2009 and has served on several EU and UN committees on nutrition and health. These include the EU Scientific Committee for Food and the EU Scientific Steering Committee, where he chaired its BSE Working Group.
Commenting on the appointment, Prof. Alan Reilly, Chief Executive, FSAI, said, “Prof. Gibney will be a tremendous asset to our Board’s cumulative deliberations. His appointment reaffirms our science-based ethos which underpins all the decisions, policies and actions of our organisation.”