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CAFRE College Advisory Group (CAG) appointment information

The College Advisory Group, which meets four times a year, has a chairperson and 13 members who represent the key CAFRE stakeholders.

In carrying out its work, the group takes full account of policies and strategies approved by the Minister and DAERA.

NameSectorDate of First AppointmentExpiry of Appointment
Mr Maynard MawhinneyChair01/07/202130/06/2024
Mr Malcolm EmeryInternational Relations01/01/202031/12/2022 Reappointed for a second term until 31/12/2025
Mr Roy LyttleProduction Horticulture01/01/202031/12/2022 Reappointed for a second term until 31/12/2025
Dr Esther Skelly-SmithEquine01/01/202031/12/2022 Reappointed for a second term until 31/12/2025
Mr Harold JohnstonIntensive Livestock – Dairy 01/07/202130/06/2024 
Mr Barclay BellArable Crops Commercial Horticulture01/01/202231/12/2024  
Mrs Deborah O HareEducation01/01.202231/12/2024
Mrs Elaine WillisFood Processing01/01/202231/12/2024
Mr Craig BlaneyAgri-Food Business Development01/01/202331/12 2025
Mr Bill HarpurExtensive Livestock – Red Meat01/01/202331/12 2025
Mr Seamus McMenaminExtensive Livestock – Red Meat01/01/202331/12 2025
Dr Kevin MorganHigher Education01/01/202331/12 2025
Mr Ryan MortimerIntensive Livestock – Pigs01/01/202331/12 2025
Length of each term of appointment  Chair – 3 years
Members – 3 years (Option for reappointment to a second 3 year term)
Remuneration  Chair – £367 per day
Members – £237 per day
WorkloadChair – Approximately 4 days per annum
Members – Approximately 4 days per annum