Appointments to the Board of the Marine Institute

Four vacancies on the Board of the Marine Institute

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine invites applications from qualified candidates for four vacancies on the board of the Marine Institute. Candidates must have demonstrable experience relevant to the work of the Institute in one or more of the following areas:

Food Sector
Given the strategic significance of the seafood sector, the complexity of the issues/opportunities it presents and the critical role of the Marine Institute in relation to this priority, two of the successful candidates should have significant and demonstrable experience of having worked at a senior level in the seafood or wider agri food sectors.
The successful candidate must have senior level experience and/or extensive knowledge of Public Administrative Law, European Environmental Law, Spatial Planning, Marine Law, or Corporate Law. Candidates should have recognised (related) professional qualifications and (ideally) be current serving legal professionals or have very recent experience of working in this area.

Finance, Risk and Corporate Governance
The successful candidate must have a professional accountancy qualification incorporating membership of a recognised related professional body and operational experience at senior management level/leadership role in Finance in a number of the following areas:

  • Financial Reporting
  • Corporate Governance Best Practice
  • Strategic Change
  • Internal Audit
  • Risk Management

The following is desirable for all criteria:

  • Environmental science
  • Relevant sectoral knowledge
  • International and/or north-south research and funding opportunities
  • ICT
  • Strong business development experience
  • Previous board membership

Please Note: Closing date for receipt of applications is 3.00pm on Monday 30th October 2017

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