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Executive Director


Dr Susan Steele is Executive Director of the European Fisheries Control Agency taking office on 1 September 2021. She has a solid background in fisheries management and control. She has been Executive Chair and CEO of the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority of Ireland since 2013. Before that, she was Head of Innovation at the Seafood Development Centre from 2009 to 2013 and Head of Aquaculture and Business Training in Ireland´s Seafood Development Board from 2006 to 2009.

Dr. Steele was born in Ireland and has spent her entire career working with the oceans. Dr. Steele studied undergraduate marine biology followed by a PhD in marine biology. She also has an MBA and a masters in Adult education. She is an international chartered director as well as holding an executive certificate in public leadership from Harvard.