Michael Keatinge heads up the Fisheries Development Division, encompassing Fleet Development, Fisheries Services, Marine Technical and Fisheries Development. The principal role of the Fisheries Development Division is to develop Ireland’s sea fisheries, generating the optimum financial return for the sector in accordance with sustainable exploitation of resources and maximising the socio-economic contribution and employment in the sector in coastal areas.
Michael also heads up BIM’s training service which provides the necessary technical training to ensure on-going industry development and includes the National Fisheries Colleges at Greencastle and Castletownbere, and two mobile coastal training units that offer courses at fishing ports.
A qualified accountant, FCCA, Margaret had previous appointments in the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General and the Food Safety Authority of Ireland where her last engagement was as Finance & Planning Manager and Secretary to the Board. She is also a member of the Audit & Risk committees of safeFood and the Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland.
Maintaining the highest standards of Corporate Governance while supporting the customer-facing divisions, Corporate Services includes finance, information technology, investment services, health & safety and front office services.
Donal Maguire heads up the Aquaculture Development Division, encompassing Project Development, Aquaculture Technical and Environment and Quality.
The principal role of the Aquaculture Division is to promote the sustainable development of the Irish aquaculture industry in terms of output, economic viability and improving the environmental impact of the sector by promoting quality and environmental best practice in all areas.
The aim of Business Development & Innovation (BDI) is to enable Irish Seafood to become a smart, green seafood sector generating prosperity and employment in Ireland. We work to achieve this through an integrated approach to business development including market-led innovation and new product development in BIM’s Seafood Development Centre. We also assist companies to build scale through investment and route to market collaboration. Our diverse team is committed to supporting the growth of the Irish seafood sector in the home and export markets.