Steering Committee

The Steering Committee (SC) is made up of members comprised of representatives nominated by the Industry Parties, representatives nominated by the RPO Parties (including at least one representative per RPO and the Head of Research of the Lead RPO), and the independent Chairperson John Malone.

In addition, the following observers have been appointed to the Steering Committee: Mark Christal (EI Dept. Manager Primary Meats & FDI, Martin Hussey (Enterprise Ireland PM Tech. Centre Programme), Richard Howell (DAFM), Siobhan Roche (SFI) and Phillip Carroll (Chairman MII).

Current Sitting Steering Committee

RPO Representaitves

Frank O’Mara – Teagasc
Declan Troy – Teagasc
Mick Devereux – DIT
Sean Coughlan – ICBF
Paul Ross – UCC

Industry Representatives

Niall Browne – Dawn Meats
Rory Fanning – Slaney International
Finbarr McDonnell – ABP Ireland


Mark Christal – EI
Martin Hussey – EI
Richard Howell – DAFM
Siobhan Roche – SFI
Philip Carroll – MII