SCOTTISH Sea Farms has appointed thirty-one-year-old Kimberley Izdebski to the role of site manager at Shetland based fish farm, Loura Voe, the first female to be employed in this role at the company.
Izdebski, originally from Doncaster, has been with the company for over six years and is married with an 18-month old son.
There are ten operational 80-metre pens at Loura Voe and Izdebski expects her first harvest sometime in November next year.
She said: ‘It was a big decision to move to Shetland but I am really enjoying the challenges. My training has been excellent and I feel well equipped and well supported by the management at Scottish Sea Farms.’
Graham Smith, Shetland Regional Manager, Scottish Sea Farms, said: ‘We are delighted that Kimberley has joined the team in Shetland as our first female trainee site manager.
‘A site manager’s role can be challenging whether you’re male or female and our structured support and training programme helps to back up the natural abilities of our site teams and ensure top performance.
‘Kimberley’s appointment will bring further management support to this key production area of the Shetland operation.’
Izdebski heads up a small but dedicated team of three Scottish Sea Farms employees at Loura Voe.