They include Arboretum Lifestyle and Garden Centre's Rachel Doyle. The other people appointed are Rhona Holland, Tony Keohane, Tom Moran, Raymond O’Rourke, Brody Sweeney and Patrick Whelan, all from the food industry.
Coveney said: "An Bord Bia is a valuable conduit to global markets for the Irish food sector. Its excellence and professionalism have helped to secure agri food exports worth €10.43 billion in 2014.
"That success is underpinned by high calibre Board members who, through their expertise and knowledge of the food, drinks and horticulture industry, enable Bord Bia to constantly extend its capacity. I wish the new members of the board every success during their terms of office."
Bord Bia chairman Michael Carey added: "We are delighted to welcome these appointments by the Minister, adding further expertise to an already highly committed Board. The quality of discussion and decision making by this Board will be enhanced by the contributions of such high calibre individuals, working together to help build Ireland’s most important and most successful indigenous sector."Doyle is Arboretum Lifestyle and Garden Centre managing director and International Garden Centre Association president.