Dr. Gillian Mylrea

Deputy Head, International Trade Department, OIE - World Organisation for Animal Health


  • Plenary 4 - Biosecurity Along the Feed & Food Chain

    Tuesday 19 April 16:45 - 17:00

    The importance of animal health for feed and food safety


    Dr Gillian Mylrea, BVSc, PhD (University of Sydney, Australia). After a short time in academia Gillian moved to New Zealand and worked in a variety of positions including clinical practice in a large dairy practice, the dairy industry and the New Zealand Ministry of Agriculture where she worked in international trade. In 2007, she joined the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) at the Headquarters in Paris and is currently the Deputy Head of the International Trade Department. The Trade Department’s mission is to promote the OIE's mandate for the sanitary safety of international trade in terrestrial and aquatic animals and their products through updating of the Terrestrial Animal Health Code and Aquatic Animal Health Code; and to promote the OIE's mandates for animal welfare and animal production food safety. Gillian is the OIE’s focal point for animal production food safety and aquatic animal health.