David Brooks, Rosie Glazebrook, Stewart Houston and Paul Williams will serve an initial three year term with the Food Standards Agency (FSA), ending in 2019.

Tim Bennett, chair of the FSA, said: “I am delighted to welcome David, Rosie, Stewart and Paul to the FSA board. They will bring a breadth of knowledge and experience that will enhance the FSA board, and I look forward to working with them to continue to protect consumers’ interests in relation to food.”

David Brooks is a non-executive director with The Billington Group and an advisor to the food and beverage team at Grant Thornton UK LLP. He has over 25 years’ experience in the food industry and was CEO of Finsbury Food Group from 2002 to 2008.

Rosie Glazebrook chairs a research ethics committee, is a non-executive board member of Public Health England and a board member of the Human Tissue Authority.

Stewart Houston is a partner in the family pig business. Stewart was chair of the pork levy board Bpex from 2003-2015 and chair of the National Pig Association. He sits on Defra’s Animal Health and Welfare Board.

Paul Williams has worked in the international seafood business for more than 20 years, in both the public and private sectors. He was research director and then, for five years until 2015, chief executive of the Sea Fish Industry Authority (Seafish), the UK seafood’s industry levy body. Williams is also a board member of the Gangmaster’s Licensing Authority.

In January of this year, Michael Wight, head of food safety policy at the FSA, responded to our Reporting In column in the 8 January issue.