Changes to board at AgriSearch body

John HenningJohn Henning
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Seamus McCaffrey has taken up the role of chairman of AgriSearch, the farmer-funded research and innovation body.

Seamus, who is from Co Tyrone, is a professional chartered accountant specialising in taxation in the agricultural sector for clients on the island of Ireland.

He has a wide experience of corporate governance.

He is currently a board member of South West College and a team leader for Business in the Community Northern Ireland.

Peter MorrowPeter Morrow
Peter Morrow | User (UGC)

In his role, Seamus will chair the board’s work on the future strategic direction of AgriSearch at a pivotal and intensely challenging time for agriculture.

Former chairman, John Henning, continues to serve on the AgriSearch board as senior vice chair.

Following a career in agricultural banking, John now holds a number of senior positions within the UK agricultural industry.

He is currently a director of the Centre for Innovation Excellence in Livestock (CIEL); national chair of Lantra Northern Ireland; Vice Chairman of Countryside Services; trustee of the Council for Awards of Royal Agricultural Societies and a vice-president of the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society as well as an honorary affiliate of the North of Ireland Veterinary Association.

Seamus McCaffreySeamus McCaffrey
Seamus McCaffrey | User (UGC)

Peter Morrow becomes the new vice chair.

From a dairy farming background in Co Down, Peter moved into TV before founding his own marketing communications business in 1985 which 
now offers a range of creative services to leading agri-food brands and clients in 
the public and private sectors.

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