Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Michelle O’Neill has announced the appointment of a new member to the Livestock and Meat Commission.

Gerry Maguire, Managing Director Linden Foods, has been appointed as a new member and the appointment is effective from 22 October 2015 to 21 October 2018.

Mr Maguire has 37 years experience in the red meat processing industry. In 2007 Gerry was appointed  Managing Director of Linden Foods.

Gerry is also a Director of Slaney Foods and has previously served three years on Bord Bia’s Meat and Livestock Board.

Confirming the new appointment the Minister said, “Gerry Maguire brings a wealth of experience of the red meat processing sector and has specific livestock processing and livestock marketing experience which will be very helpful to the work of the LMC. 

“This completes my appointment of new Members to the LMC. The outcome of the process to appoint a new Chair for the Board is expected imminently.”

Speaking after the announcement Gerry commented, “I am delighted to be appointed to the LMC Board. I will look forward to engaging with the other members and  aim to bring my many years experience from within the processing industry and also my previous efforts on the Bord Bia Beef & Livestock Committee to this role.”