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Director Audit, Incidents & Investigations, Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI)

We recently managed the appointment of Director Audit, Incidents & Investigations to the leadership team of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI). Please go to Current Opportunities to discover our latest assignments.

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The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) is a statutory, independent and science-based body, dedicated to protecting public health and consumer interests in the area of food safety and hygiene. The principal function of the FSAI is to protect consumers and raise compliance through partnership, science and food law enforcement. The FSAI operates under the aegis of the Minister for Health and has a Board of ten in addition to a 15 member Scientific Committee that assists and advises the Board ensuring decisions relating to food safety and hygiene take account of the latest and best scientific advice and information available. To support its growth plans both organisationally and strategically, FSAI is seeking to appoint an accomplished individual to serve as its Director Audit, Incidents & Investigations.


Reporting to the Chief Executive, the Director Audit, Incidents & Investigations will lead, develop and manage an effective and efficient multi-disciplinary unit in the FSAI. The Director will focus on ensuring consumer health protection through the delivery of a comprehensive audit, incidents and investigations service. This is a senior management post which requires an individual with an extensive track record of leading and motivating a large multi-functional team. This experience may have been gained in either the public or private sectors.


The successful candidate will be presented with an excellent opportunity to develop a high performing Audit, Incidents & Investigations unit in a progressive regulatory agency and to adapt the service model to support the delivery of the organisation’s business objectives. A strategic thinker you will have a proven track record in change management coupled with excellent stakeholder management and communication skills.

You will possess appropriate academic and/or professional qualifications related to the principal job accountabilities. In addition, you will possess detailed knowledge and understanding of the food safety regulatory environment, relevant legislation and issues, along with the services provided by the FSAI.

To Apply:

Lansdowne Executive Search has been retained by the FSAI to manage this recruitment process.

Further information, including details on how to apply are available on

If you feel you would benefit from a confidential discussion about this opportunity, please contact

Seán McDonagh, Partner, Lansdowne Executive Search on or 087 7961062.

Candidates for this post will be sourced through both advertising and executive search processes.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 17th June 2022.

Candidates for this post will be sourced through both advertising and executive search processes.

The FSAI is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and encourages applications under all 9 grounds of the Employment Equality Acts.


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