In addition to keeping an eye on the overall financial situation of SEAFOODplus and checking that each partner gets what they are entitled to according to budget figures, Jim Codd also carefully considers cost statements and delivers all necessary financial information to the Commission. But Jim Codd also considers other contract matters and is responsible for checking all documents issued by the Commission relevant for SEAFOODplus. Before being engaged in the SEAFOODplus management, he was acting as a consultant for the food industry in Ireland, and specialised in research projects concerning EU support. He has supplemented his basic education with courses and studies of how to manage EU supported projects within FP5 and FP6. He thus has the broad expertise SEAFOODplus needs for handling finances and specific matters in which it is necessary to have close contact to the Commission offices in Brussels.