The Marine Institute has announced the appointment
of Mr. John Evans as Director Designate of Marine Environment
and Food Safety Services.
He will replace Mr. Micheal O'Cinneide who will depart
the Marine Institute later in July to take up the senior
position of Director of Corporate Affairs with the Environmental
John joined the Strategic Planning and Development Services
team of the Institute in 2002 as Information Services and
Development manager. Since 2006, he has also co-managed the INFOMAR
programme with the Geological Survey of Ireland - a far-ranging programme
to map the inshore waters of Ireland.
Prior to joining the Marine Institute, John worked for two
years as Operations Manager for an indigenous software development
company, and for 10 years worked with Ericsson Ireland in
a range of roles including project and operations management,
quality systems management and software development.
John is a Chartered Engineer and received a B.Sc in Computer
Science from the University of Limerick and an M.Sc. from
Dublin City University.
Environment and Food Safety Services team provide
a wide range of technical and scientific supports to industry
and government - including marine environmental monitoring,
fish health services, harmful algal bloom and biotoxin monitoring,
advisory services on marine licence applications and marine
food residue testing.