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The Management of the Department

The Management structure of the Department under the Secretary General Mr Aidan O'Driscoll comprises Assistant Secretaries, the Chief Veterinary Officer and the Chief Agricultural Inspector.

To view the Department's organogram please open attached file:  DAFM Organogram (pdf 373Kb) 

The structure is given below including reporting Divisions:

Cecil Beamish, Assistant Secretary

  • Seafood Policy & Development
  • Aquaculture & Foreshore Management
  • Marine Engineering
  • Sea Fisheries Administration
  • Marine Agencies & Programmes

Bill Callanan, Chief Agricultural Inspector

  • Crop Policy, Production and Safety
  • Crops Evaluation and Certification
  • Plant Health and Horticulture
  • Pesticides Control
  • Pesticide Registration
  • Feedstuffs, Fertilisers, Grain and Poultry
  • Livestock Breeding, Production and Trade
  • Nitrates, Biodiversity & Engineering
  • Research Food and Codex

Martin Blake, Chief Veterinary Officer

  • Audit, Enforcement, Ethics and Organisational Governance and Special Investigations Unit
  • Veterinary Public Health Implementation
  • Veterinary Public Health Policy and International Trade
  • NDCC/Contingency response & Animal Health International
  • Non-ruminant Animal Health, Animal Welfare & Animal Remedies
  • TSE, Animal By-Products & Animal Health Surveillance
  • Veterinary Area Management - South
  • Veterinary Area Management - North
  • Ruminant Animal Health, ERAD, Premises Registration and Animal Identification
  • Animal Identification & Movement
  • Animal Health & Welfare
  • ERAD/Veterinary Medicines & Regional Office Administration

Sean Keevey,  Director

  • IMT Direct Farm Payment Systems
  • IMT Animal, Customer, Financials & Fisheries Systems
  • IMT Infrastructure
  • IMT Programme Office

Ann Derwin, Assistant Secretary

  • Finance
  • Accounts
  • Legal Services
  • Corporate Affairs/F.O.I & Minister's Office
  • Personnel and Training
  • Accommodation, ISO and Health & Safety
  • Management Services and Central Procurement Unit
  • Internal Audit Group (oversight role)
  • Agricultural Appeals (oversight role)

Paul Dillon, Assistant Secretary

  • Agriculture Structures and Other Market Supports
  • Agricultural Environment and Structures
  • Forest Service
  • Forest Service Inspectorate
  • Forest Sector Development

Brendan Gleeson, Assistant Secretary

  • Meat & Milk Policy
  • Milk & Meat Hygiene & Animal By-Products
  • Dairy Controls
  • Food Safety Liaison
  • Food Industry Development

Brid Cannon, Assistant Secretary

  • EU & International Trade
  • CAP Rural Development
  • Economics and Planning
  • Climate Change and Bio-Energy Policy

Donal Sammin, Director of Laboratories

  • Dairy Science Labs
  • Pesticides, Seed Testing and Plant Health
  • Veterinary Public Health Regulation Laboratory
  • Bacteriology
  • Pathology
  • Virology
  • Regional Veterinary Laboratories and Blood Testing Laboratory
  • Biosecurity
  • Backweston Labs Admin Unit
  • Longtown Farm

Kevin Smyth, Assistant Secretary

  • Single Payments/Suckler Cow Schemes/Disadvantaged Areas
  • Single Payments Scheme/Inspections
  • CAP/Single Payment Entitlements & Financial Control
  • Direct Payment Integrated Controls