Elizabeth Reynolds has been appointed to the Teagasc Authority for a five-year term, the agricultural semi-state body has announced.

Reynolds is a senior consultant with Ignite Purpose, based in Dublin. Previous to that she worked with GlaxoSmithKline, focusing on consumer healthcare.

Her experience has seen her based in Ireland, the UK, China, Australia, Singapore and the Asia Pacific region, where she has held senior management, marketing and related roles in consumer goods, medical devices and healthcare, for over 25 years.

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She holds a master’s degree and bachelor’s degree in marketing and commerce from the University College Dublin (UCD).

Reynolds has also held several board and director roles within a number of companies, associations and industry bodies across the globe focusing on risk management and governance, according to Teagasc.

Now based in Dublin, the new appointee is a native of Co. Longford, having been raised in Ardagh and brought up on a farm.

Meanwhile, Liam Woulfe from Adare, Co. Limerick, has been reappointed for a second five-year term to the authority.

Liam Woulfe is managing director of Grassland Agro and of Freshgrass Group and has just completed his first five-year term on the Teagasc Authority.

Chairman of Teagasc Liam Herlihy congratulated Reynolds on her appointment, and Woulfe on his reappointment, to the authority.

He said: “Elizabeth’s global experience in healthcare and nutrition, along with her knowledge of strategic planning and change management, will be invaluable to Teagasc in the coming years.

I look forward to working closely with Elizabeth in the future. I would also like to congratulate Liam on his reappointment.

Herlihy also thanked Cliona Murphy for her contribution to the organisation during her term on the authority.

“Cliona brought knowledge and valuable skills to the board which contributed to positive decisions being made by the Teagasc Authority.

“I want to thank her for her commitment and her contributions over many years,” the chairman concluded.