- DAME DEIRDRE HUTTON CBE became Chair of the Food Standards Agency in July 2005. She has served on a number of public bodies and has considerable experience of corporate governance, risk-based regulation and consumer policy. She is Vice-Chair of the European Food Safety Authority Management Board and Deputy Chair of the Financial Services Authority. For five years, she was Chair of the National Consumer Council, having formerly chaired the Scottish Consumer Council. Prior to her appointment at the Food Standards Agency, she was a member of the Better Regulation Task Force.
- She has held a number of positions on bodies dealing with food issues, including Chair of the Foresight Panel on the Food Chain and Crops for Industry, Chair of the Food Chain Centre, and membership of the Policy Commission on the Future of Farming and Food (the Curry Commission).
The Food Standards Agency biog doesn't mention that Hutton is also an advisor to the Social Market Foundation the pro market think tank.
- Deirdre Hutton joined the Financial Services Authority Board in December 1997 and was appointed Deputy Chair on 1 April 2004. She is Chair of the Food Standards Agency and Vice Chair of the European Food Safety Authority.
- Formerly Deirdre was Chair of the National Consumer Council, the Scottish Consumer Council and the Personal Investment Authority Ombudsman Bureau. Deirdre was also a member of the Better Regulation Task Force until June 2005. 
From the FSA website:
Consultancies and/or direct employment
Thomas Hutton (son), research chemist, Tate & Lyle plc Nicholas Hutton (son), Researcher for Jo Swinson, MP
Clubs and other organisations
Forum UK, a club for senior women in UK, some of whom are in the food and related industries
Other public appointments
Trustee of Picker Institute Europe, a charity devoted to enhancing the role of patients within medicine