Ex-AHDB Horticulture chair is one of two new appointments to the board of the Food Standards Agency

Hayley Campbell-Gibbons has been appointed to the board of the Food Standards Agency.

Hayley Campbell-Gibbons

Hayley Campbell-Gibbons

Campbell-Gibbons is one of two new appointments to the board, alongside Dr Justin Varney, and will serve three years from 1 September 2022.

She joins the board following 12 years as chief horticulture adviser at the NFU and then subsequently being appointed the youngest-ever AHDB board member from 2018 to 2021.

Varney, meanwhile, has been director of public health at Birmingham City Council since 2019, and previously worked as a national strategic adviser at Public Health England, the predecessor to the UK Health Security Agency.

Professor Susan Jebb, chair of the FSA, said: “I am delighted to welcome Hayley and Justin to the FSA board and I am confident that we will all benefit from their experience and expertise. We are increasing the size of the board in recognition of the new responsibilities the FSA carries following EU Exit and their appointment will enable us to continue being highly effective in protecting public health and delivering its mission of ‘food you can trust’.”

The appointments are for a time commitment of 20 days per year, paying £8,000 per year.