Appointment as Chair to the Board of An Bord Bia

Bord Bia now needs to appoint a Chair.  The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine invites expressions of interest from outstanding individuals for this post, to provide innovative strategic leadership and direction to ensure the continuing growth of Ireland’s most important indigenous sector.

Applicants must demonstrate evidence of all of the following:-


- Significant senior management experience at CEO /Managing Director or Chair level of a fast moving and results oriented organisation of significant scale in the agriculture, food, drink or horticulture business.
- A proven track record of leadership in the agri-food and drinks industry.
- Strategic planning capability, having exposure to and involvement in a strategic planning process.


- Professional credibility and integrity with key stakeholders.
- Understanding of complexity of sector, with extensive experience of multi-faceted stakeholder engagement and how the agri-food industry works.

Communication skills

- Excellent communication skills both written and oral and previous experience of public speaking/presentation.

Industry knowledge

-  Agri-food, drink, horticulture industries - extensive relevant knowledge and appreciation.
-  A clear understanding of the consumer together with a capacity for insight based decision-making.
-  Understanding of the significant challenges facing the agri-food sector and the sustainable growth and market opportunities identified in Food Wise 2025 which accentuate the importance of the Bord Bia's marketing and promotion role. 

Personal integrity and a focus on governance

- A strong track record of corporate governance and compliance experience

Further information on this role can be found in Section 4: Person Specification in the Information Booklet.

Please be advised that the closing date for receipt of applications is 3.00pm on Friday 15th December 2017.


17222101_Final Information Booklet Bord Bia.pdf