New appointments to the FSA Board

Last updated:
20 September 2017
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The Food Standards Agency has announced three new appointments to the FSA Board. Laura Sandys will serve as Deputy Chair, and Mary Quicke and Stuart Reid will serve as Members for three year terms ending in 2020.

Heather Hancock, Chairman of the Food Standards Agency, said: “I am delighted to welcome Laura, Mary and Stuart to the FSA Board. They will bring a breadth of knowledge and experience that will enhance the FSA Board and I look forward to working with them to continue to protect consumers’ interests in relation to food.”

Laura Sandys runs a consultancy firm, Challenging Ideas and works in a voluntary capacity as founder and chair of The Food Foundation, a food policy think tank.  She is also an advisory board member of the Carbon Capture and Storage Group at Imperial College, co-founder of POWERful Women, a Visiting Senior Fellow at Kings College and a Fellow of the Energy Institute. 

Mary Quicke runs Quicke’s, a £4.0m turnover farmstead cheesemaking business and is developing the Academy of Cheese with cheese industry colleagues in the UK. She is a Dairy Sector Board Member of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (ADHB).

Stuart Reid is Principal of the Royal Veterinary College (RVC), University of London. He is recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons as a specialist in veterinary epidemiology and in veterinary public health by the European Board of Veterinary Specialists, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology and the Royal Society of Edinburgh. His research interests are currently focused on zoonotic disease and antimicrobial resistance.

Notes to Editors

All appointees will take up their positions as of 1 September 2017.
The Deputy Chair is paid an annual remuneration of £17,474 for 44 days per year. 

Board members are paid an annual remuneration of £10,772 for approximately 30 days a year.

All appointments are made on merit and these appointments have been made in accordance with the guidance issued by the Office for the Commissioner for Public Appointments.

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