Changes to board at AgriSearch body

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

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

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.

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Seamus McCaffrey

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.