First Steering Committee Meeting

Our first Steering Committee Meeting took place before the launch in the Titanic Centre, Belfast at 09:30 on the 23rd of April.

The following were in attendance: Nigel Hardy (Invest NI)

Irish Exporters Association: John Whelan (Project Director), Lorna Duffy (Project Manager), Aoife Bohan (Project Assistant)



Scotland Food & Drink: James Withers(CEO), Amanda Brown(Project Director), Will Shaw(Project Manager), Julia Lockerbie(Project Assistant)

Northern Ireland Food & Drink Association: Michael Bell (Project Director), Harry Hamilton (Project Manager), Joan Sherman (Project Assistant)

Apologies: Tony O'Neill (Moypark), Michael Murphy (Bord Bia), Richie Malloch (Scotland Enterprise)

The meeting discussed the following topics:


  • Introductions, schedule for the launch, terms of reference for the steering committee, dates/locations of future meetings.
  • Preview - Launch Presentations: Background, Vision and Targets, Stakeholders and The Programme.
  • Recruiting of Channel Partners.
  • Recruiting SMEs.
  • Working with state bodies.
The next steering meeting will take place on the 23rd of May in Edinburgh
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