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New Board members
Wednesday, 12 March 2003
The appointment of three new Board members was announced today by the Food Standards Agency.
Christine Dunn, Professor Andrew Miller and Dr Sati Ariyanayagam join the Board this month, having been appointed by the Secretary of State for Health, Alan Milburn, and the First Minister in Scotland, Jack McConnell.
Sir John Krebs, Chair of the Agency, welcomed the new members, saying:
'I am delighted that the Board will have three new extremely able and experienced
members. I have no doubt that they will strengthen and consolidate our
ability to make decisions to protect public health and consumer interests.'
About the new members
Christine Dunn was a founder, and until 2002, Managing Director of Danby‚s Foods Limited, a producer of own label and branded, frozen and chilled ready meals. With a comprehensive understanding of all stages of food production and the supply chain, Mrs Dunn is particularly knowledgeable about matters of food safety and quality assurance standards. She was a Director of Business Link York and North Yorkshire from 1996-1999 and is currently a Council Member of Food from Britain.
Dr Ariyanayagam has been active in representing the consumer and public health interest for several years, as a member of the Committee on Toxicology (COT) and the Advisory Committee on Research; as a contributor to the Commission for Health Improvement as Clinical Governance Reviewer; as a member of the Consumers' Association; and in his role serving on committees including the professional conduct and performance panels of the General Medical Council. He is a consultant physician at Oldhurst Hospital in Essex.
Professor Miller is a molecular biophysicist who has had a distinguished career in research and in leading charities and universities, working in the UK and Australia, France and the USA. From 1994-2001 he was Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Stirling and from 2001-2 the interim Chief Executive of Cancer Research UK where he oversaw the merger of ICRF and CRC into the largest cancer charity in the world. At present he is general Secretary of the Royal Society of Edinburgh.
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