Our Board is chaired by Professor Susan Jebb and has between seven and 11 other members. They are responsible for the overall strategic direction of our organisation. Day-to-day management is delegated to officials through the Chief Executive.
The Board is mainly appointed by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care. One member is appointed by the Welsh Health Minister, and one by the Northern Ireland Health Minister. Information about how the Board works can be found in the Code of Conduct and Standing Orders documents.
COVID-19 and changes to 2021 FSA Board meetings
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chair and Chief Executive updated arrangements for Board and Business Committee meetings to be conducted exclusively online.
In September 2021, the Board will meet for the first time in person. However, for this meeting there will be no live audience in the room
The next Board Meeting will take place on 8 December 2021.
How to register to view a meeting
You can view meetings to see the Board's discussions about our policies.
The Board holds its meetings in public and publishes meeting agendas, papers and decisions.
You need to register to view a Board meeting.
Submitting a question
The FSA Board welcomes questions on the discussions held at each of its meetings.
We are interested in receiving questions rather than comments and would advise that queries are kept as concise and focused as possible.
You can submit questions until 12:00 on Tuesday 7 December to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions received before the deadline, for papers on the FSA Board meeting agenda will be read out at the start of the meeting. The Board and Executive will then have the opportunity to address them as part of the relevant discussions.
Questions which do not relate to a paper on the FSA Board meeting agenda will receive a written reply within 14 working days, which will then be published on our website.
Questions received after the deadline will receive a written reply within 14 working days, which will then be published on our website.
|Date||Type of meeting||Time||Location|
|8 December 2021||Board and Business Committee||TBC|
|9 March 2022||Board and Business Committee||London|
|15 June 2022||Board and Business Committee||TBC|
|14 September 2022||Board and Business Committee||TBC|
|7 December 2022||Board and Business Committee||London|
|Meetings in 2021|
|15 September 2021||Agenda and papers (September 2021)|
|16 June 2021||Minutes, papers and video (June 2021)|
|26 May 2021||Minutes, papers and video (May 2021)|
|10 March 2021||Business Committee minutes, papers and video (March 2021)|
|9 March 2021||Minutes, papers and video (March 2021)|
|Meetings in 2020|
|8 December 2020||Business Committee minutes, papers and video (December 2020)|
|2 December 2020||Minutes, papers and video (December 2020)|
|18 November 2020||Minutes, papers and video (November 2020)|
|23 September 2020||Business Committee minutes, papers and video (September 2020)|
|16 September 2020||Minutes, papers and video (September 2020)|
|26 August 2020||Minutes, papers and video (August 2020)|
|17 June 2020||Minutes, papers and video (June 2020)|
|11 March 2020||Minutes, papers and video (March 2020)|
|21 January 2020||Minutes, papers and video (January 2020)|
Archived Board meetings
- Watch recordings of previous FSA Board meetings on YouTube
- 2017-2019 board meetings
- 2013-2017 board meetings
- 2006-2013 board meetings
All personal or business interests that may be perceived to influence their judgement should be declared. Such interests include involvement in the agriculture, food and related industries.
- Professor Susan Jebb - Chair
- Dr Ruth Hussey - Deputy Chair
- Colm McKenna - Board Member for Northern Ireland and Chair of Northern Ireland Food Advisory Committee
- Margaret Gilmore - Board Member
- Mark Rolfe - Board Member
- Timothy Riley - Board Member
- Peter Price - Board Member for Wales and Chair of the Welsh Food Advisory Committee
- Lord Blencathra - Board Member
- Fiona Gately - Board Member
A record of Board Members' attendance at Board, Business Committee and ARAC meetings can be found below.
A record of engagements undertaken by Board members can be found below.
Committees of the FSA Board
The FSA Board appointed an Audit and Risk Assurance Committee (ARAC) and Business Committee to exercise some of its responsibilities and to advise it on others.
Details of the business expenses of Board members can be found through the link below.