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Executive Director

Appointed as Executive Director by the Administrative Board of the Agency, Dr Susan Steele took office on 1 September 2021. Dr Steele welcomes you to the EFCA website where you can find the most important information on the agency’s activities and developments of its work and wishes you an enjoyable read.


Dr Susan Steele from Ireland 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. She holds a PhD from the National University of Ireland, an MBA, a Masters in Education (M.Ed) and a Bachelor in Marine Biology.