Aodhan O’Donnell - Member of the Northern Ireland Food Advisory Committee

Northern Ireland specific
Outlines the professional history and qualifications of the members of the Northern Ireland Food Advisory Committee.

Aodhan O’Donnell has a strong track record in consumer and community engagement and expertise in developing and delivering public health interventions (focusing on diet/nutrition) at a local, regional and European level. Aodhan is the CEO of the Consumer Council where he can focus on an ongoing interest in food issues and the impact on consumers.

During his career, Aodhan developed a wide range of networks and relationships across all levels including voluntary and community, statutory partners and at a political level both local, Westminster and EU, which support the work of the Advisory Committee.

Aodhan chair’s the North/South Consumers Network which provides a key route to identifying consumer issues and concerns on a cross-border basis and is also due to be confirmed as a member of the European Consumer Consultative Network (ECCG), which is active on food issues including supply chain issues, labelling and nutritional claims.

Within the Consumer Council he has ensured the organisation engages more effectively with industry including retail, processors/producers and farming groups helping address consumer issues.