Tavish Scott, Chief Executive of the Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation, is to take up the role of Co-Chair at the Aquaculture Industry Leadership Group (AILG). The move follows the decision by Jim Gallagher, Managing Director with Scottish Sea Farms, to step down. Gallagher will continue as a member of the group.
The AILG was established by the aquaculture sector in Scotland and is supported by Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Tourism Fergus Ewing and brings together industry stakeholders including Government, regulators, aquaculture producers, customers and suppliers. It meets quarterly and its remit is to help deliver the Aquaculture Growth to 2030 strategy.
The other Co-Chair of the AILG, Stewart Graham, Managing Director of the Gael Force Group, will continue in his role.
Tavish Scott said: “I am delighted to take on the responsibilities of Co-Chair and I wish to thank Jim for his dedication and contribution to the AILG over the course of his chairmanship. I thoroughly look forward to working closer with Stewart to further our sector’s interests as the UK’s number one food export while our economy emerges from the Covid-19 pandemic.”
Also paying tribute to the outgoing Co-Chair, Stewart Graham said: “It has been an honour for me to have worked with Jim in the Co-Chair role of the AILG over the past four years. Drawing on his considerable industry and business knowledge and experience has been of tremendous benefit both to me in the role and the wider sector too.”