The Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) is a multi-disciplinary organisation with c650 staff involved in high technology research and development, diagnostic and analytical testing for the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) and other Government departments, public bodies and commercial companies in Northern Ireland, and further afield.
The Agri-Food & Biosciences Institute (AFBI) was created on 1st April 2006 by joining the Science Service of the then Department of Agriculture and Rural Development with the Agricultural Research Institute of Northern Ireland (ARINI).
AFBI’s NDPB status enables it to be innovative and entrepreneurial in its approach to business development. AFBI is forging new partnerships with other scientific institutes and research organisations and extending the range of services it offers. This enables AFBI’s unique breadth of scientific capabilities in the areas of agriculture, animal health, food, environment and biosciences to be offered to a wider prospective national and international customer base.
AFBI is managed by an independent Board which is also responsible for monitoring its performance.
Why AFBI is supporting Boardroom Apprentice
“The AFBI Board welcome the opportunity to provide a candidate with viable insight into operations at Board level and hope that the experience will encourage candidates to consider applying for future positions.”
Location of Board and Committee Meetings
AFBI Boardroom, AFBI HQ, Newforge Lane Belfast and other locations as deemed by the Chair.
Frequency and timing of board/committee meetings
Date of Board Meetings (September 2021 – August 2022)
29 April 2021
25 May 2021
24 June 2021
26 August 2021
30 Sept 2021
28 Oct 2021
25 Nov 2021
27 Jan 2022
24 Feb 2022
24 Mar 2022