Pat Brangan, MVB, MRCVS
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Pat is a retired Senior Superintending Veterinary Inspector of the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine (DAFM). Prior to joining the Department he spent fifteen years in general practice. Whilst with the Department he was involved in the veterinary medicine area in regard to policy, regulation and the implementation of European and National legislation. He is currently a course presenter in Quality & Qualifications Ireland (QQI) approved training for Responsible Persons in Licensed Merchant’s premises licensed by the DAFM. Mr Brangan is a member of the Board of the Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) and he is chairman of the Advisory Committee Veterinary Medicines of the HPRA.
Caroline graduated from University College Dublin in 1993 and went to work as a veterinary practitioner in mixed practice in Wales for two years. She then went to work in a predominantly farm animal practice in Kilkenny for 2 years before returning to work in companion animal practice in Dublin for 8 years. Caroline competed a post graduate certificate in Food Safety in 2005 and a masters in Food Safety and Environmental Health in 2007. In August 2007 Caroline joined the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine as a veterinary inspector in the medicines division. For the past 10 years the majority of her work has been overseeing the supply, distribution and administration of veterinary medicines. Since 2015 Caroline has been a Superintending Veterinary Inspector in the medicines division but in 2017 moved into the dedicated Antimicrobial Resistance division. She is currently the programme manager tasked with overseeing the delivery of iNAP, Ireland’s first National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance.
John Keogh is a graduate of the Faculty of Agriculture at UCD where he studied Agricultural Economics. He worked initially for Coopers Animal Health, before moving to the drinks industry where he was Marketing Director for Bulmers. In 2002, he was appointed Managing Director of Tayto, and following its sale to Largo in 2006, he was appointed Managing Director of the Irish Dairy Board’s global consumer food business. More recently John has been CEO of the Solid Fuel Trade Group for the last four years. John was appointed CEO at Animal and Plant Health Association in Jan 2017.