Grainne Dwyer is Communications and Events Manager with Animal Health Ireland. AHI is a not-for-profit organisation which provides benefits to livestock producers and processors by providing the knowledge, education and coordination required to establish effective control programmes for diseases of livestock which are not subject to international regulation. Prior to her working in AHI, Grainne worked for several years in the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland in a number of roles including administrator of their professional indemnity insurance. In more recent years, Grainne was General Secretary of the Irish Grassland Society, a position she held for eight years. In 2007 she left the IGA to set up her own company, Nore Conference Services acting as a Consultant to several major agricultural events, including the Nuffield International Conference. In 1999, Grainne was the first woman in Ireland to be awarded a Nuffield Scholarship. Her study topic was looking at the role of women in agriculture. She travelled to Norway, France, New Zealand and Australia to research her subject.