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Food and Feed Safety (15-09-2005)

Vacancy for EFSA executive director announced

The Commission has launched the first stage of the recruitment process for a new Executive Director of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). This follows the announcement of the current Executive Director, Geoffrey Podger, that he will be stepping down from the post in November to take up a new position as Chief Executive of the British Health and Safety Executive.

The Executive Director is the legal representative and public face of EFSA, whose duties include day-to-day management of the Authority, developing and achieving the Authority’s strategic objectives, preparing and executing EFSA’s budget and work programmes, and facilitating contact and co-operation with the Commission, Parliament, Member States and stakeholders. The position is based in Parma, Italy.

Further information can also be found on the SANCO website at:
http://europa.eu.int/comm/food/efsa/efsa_admin_en.htm
and on EFSA website at:
http://www.efsa.eu.int/press_room/press_release/catindex_en.html