Raymond O’ Rourke is a qualified Barrister and a specialist food regulatory and consumer affairs lawyer.
He has wide experience of EU issues, having worked previously in Brussels at the European Parliament and the European Consumers Association (BEUC). He is vice-chair of the Consumers Association of Ireland (CAI) and a former member of the Management Board of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) [2013-2015]
Mr. O’ Rourke is one of the EFSA Management Board members having a background in organisations representing consumers.
He is the author of two books on food law European Food Law (3rd edition) (2005) and Food Safety & Product Liability (2000) and has written extensively on EU food law in various legal journals.