Practitioner Seminar

Title: Working in Public Service
Mr Geoff Ogle, CEO of Food Standards Scotland

Date: Friday 16 February
Time: 2.00pm – 3:30pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre 466, 4th floor main building
Audience: Event is open to all University of Glasgow students and staff
Admission: Free

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Speaker biography

Geoff was appointed the first Chief Executive of the new food body, Food Standards Scotland, which came into effect on 1st April, 2015. This followed his appointment as Acting Director for Food Standards Agency (FSA) in Scotland on 2nd June 2014. Before doing so, Geoff was Portfolio Director responsible for improving FSA’s approach to programme management.

Geoff joined the FSA in December 2008 and worked in field operations until January 2013 responsible for all compliance and enforcement of all FSA approved premises. He moved from that role to become the senior investigating officer for the horsemeat incident. Geoff became the interim FSA Director for Wales from May 2013 until February 2014 where he gained valuable experience working in a Devolved Government setting. Geoff has also undertaken a strategic review of the FSA’s approach to SMEs and was lead reviewer for the focus on enforcement review of OFSTED Early Years Inspection.

Prior to the FSA, Geoff worked in Department of Work and Pensions for over 20 years, as Head of the International Pension Centre in charge of the largest of the centres with 2.2 million customers and a spend of over £2bn a year. While in DWP Geoff did a range of posts including operational delivery, policy development and programme management. He was also Private Secretary to the Child Support Agency Chief Executive Officer from 1997 to 2000.


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