The next Board meeting is on 5 December 2018
Our Board is chaired by Heather Hancock and has between eight and twelve 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. 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.
Attending a meeting
You can attend open 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 email us to register for 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.
Once all Board papers have been published, questions can be submitted by emailing the Board Secretariat. You can submit questions from the Monday morning before a Board meeting until noon on the day before the Board meeting. All questions will be read out at the start of the meeting. They will be answered by the Board and Executive as part of the relevant discussions or by correspondence within 14 working days and then published on our website as an appendix to the Board meeting minutes.
There is also an opportunity for those attending in person to ask questions, this happens at the end of the Board meeting.
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.
- Heather Hancock - Chair of the FSA Board
- Laura Sandys - Deputy Chair of the FSA Board
- Colm Mckenna - FSA Board Member for Northern Ireland and Chair of Northern Ireland Food Advisory Committee
- Paul Williams - Board Member
- Rosie Glazebrook - Board Member
- David Brooks - Board Member
- Stewart Houston - Board Member
- Dr Ruth Hussey - FSA Board Member for Wales and chair of the Welsh Food Advisory Committee
- Mary Quicke - Board Member
- Stuart Reid - Board Member
|Date||Type of meeting||Location|
|19 September 2018||Board and business committee||Cardiff|
|17 October 2018||Joint FSA and FSS Board meeting||Edinburgh|
|5 December 2018||Board and business committee||London|
|13 March 2019||Board and business committee||London|
|19 June 2019||Board and business committee||to be confirmed|
|18 September 2019||Board and business committee||Belfast|
|4 December 2019||Board and business committee||London|
|Meetings in 2018|
|17 October 2018||Meeting agenda and paper|
|19 September 2018||Meeting agenda and papers|
|20 June 2018||Meeting agenda and papers|
|14 March 2018||Minutes, papers and video|
|Meetings in 2017|
|6 December 2017||Minutes, papers and video|
|20 September 2017||Minutes, papers and video|
|21 June 2017||Minutes, papers and video|
|15 March 2017||Minutes, papers and video|
|23 November 2016||Minutes, papers and video|
|21 September 2016||Minutes, papers and video|
|13 July 2016||Minutes, papers and video|
|18 May 2016||Minutes, papers and video|
|16 March 2016||Minutes, papers and video|
|28 January 2016||Minutes, papers and video|
Our Leadership team.