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Members appointed to AFBI Board

Northern Ireland Executive
18 Nov 2021, 22 GMT+10

DAERA Minister, Edwin Poots MLA, has announced the appointment of 11 new Members to the Board of the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI).

Mr Tom Tynan, Prof Sally Shortall, Mr Tom Wright, Mr Tim McClelland, Mr Ian Murphy, Mr Alan Moore, Mrs Daphne Johnston, Mr David Campbell have been appointed for a three year term effective from: 1 December 2021 to 30 November 2024.

Mr Martyn Blair, Mr William Montgomery and Ms Therse Rafferty have been appointed for a three year term effective from: 1 May 2022 to 30 April 2025

Confirming the new appointments, DAERA Minister Poots MLA said:

"I welcome the appointments of all the new incoming Members of the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute Board. Each will bring a variety of different and important skills which will benefit the Board's future development.

"AFBI undertakes scientific, testing and research work in fields of agriculture, animal health and welfare, food, fisheries, forestry, rural development and enterprise, with a particular emphasis on the natural environment. 

"The skills and experience of the incoming Members in business and governance matters will provide leadership and guidance to AFBI as they continue their important work."

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