Pat Brangan,MVB, MRCVS
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
Breda has worked in the veterinary medicines area in the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine for a number of years. She attended the Working Group Meetings in relation to the review of veterinary medicines legislation under Directive 2001/82/EC and was involved in the drafting of the Veterinary Practice Act 2005. Until recently Breda was responsible for the licensing of wholesalers of veterinary medicines, the granting of import licences for veterinary medicines in exceptional circumstances under ‘Certain Health Situations’ and under the ‘Cascade Provision’. She is noted for her clear and concise information and her motto is “my door is always open – just ask”. Breda won “Support Staff of the Year Award” at the Animal Health All Star Awards in 2018.
John Keogh, B Agr Sc.
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.