DAERA's Departmental Board

Departmental Board Members

The Departmental Board (DB) consists of the following members:


Katrina Godfrey, Permanent Secretary and Departmental Accounting Officer.

Executive Members

  • Mr Brian Dooher, Head of Veterinary Service and Animal Health Group
  • Mr Norman Fulton, Head of Food, Farming and Rural Affairs Group
  • Mr Brian Doherty / Mrs Fiona McCandless, Joint Head of Strategic Planning and Corporate Services Group
  • Mrs Tracey Teague, Head of Climate Change and Science Innovation Group
  • Mr David Reid, Chief Executive, Northern Ireland Environment Agency
  • Ms Liz Loughran, Acting Head of Environment, Marine and Fisheries Group
  • Mr Roger Downey, DAERA Finance Director

Non-Executive Members

  • Mr Bill Cargo
  • Mr Shane Lynch
  • Dr Bernie Stuart

More useful links

Departmental Board - minutes of meetings

Departmental Board Committees

  • Terms of Reference (ToR) currently under review

DAERA Publication Scheme

The Department has in place a Publication Scheme to ensure it meets its responsibilities under the Freedom of Information Act. This requires all public bodies to have a scheme in place. In order to meet these obligations the minutes and agendas of DB meetings and its committees, with delegated responsibility, have to be published.

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