FSA appoints new chief executive

FSA appoints new chief executive

The FSA will have a new chief executive from October in the form of Catherine Brown.

Catherine Brown

Currently the chief executive of the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency Brown will take on the role from the present incumbent, Tim Smith.

Commenting on the appointment, FSA chair, Jeff Rooker said: “Catherine’s wide-ranging experience and background, in both the private and public sectors, complement our core principles and will be valuable to the FSA as we move forward. Her experience of working and delivering in a devolved environment will be a benefit to the organisation.

“The Board and I look forward to working with Catherine and ensuring the FSA continues protecting the consumer, regulating the food industry and enforcing the standards.

“The Board and I want to thank Tim Smith for his valuable and successful work at the FSA. Tim has seen the effective transfer of the Meat Hygiene Service into the FSA ensuring that the important meat hygiene work is at the core of what we do and he has given greater attention to our role as an enforcer of food law. Tim has made us a leaner and more efficient organisation, without compromising food safety and consumer confidence. We wish him every success.”

Catherine Brown added: “I am delighted to be joining the Food Standards Agency. It is an organisation firmly committed to protecting the interests of consumers, and one which places science and evidence at the heart of what it does. I look forward to meeting the FSA’s staff and stakeholders and helping to progress its important work.”

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