Following a recent strategic review of the organisation, the Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation is to embark on an 18 month programme of transition.
Scott Landsburgh, who has been Chief Executive of the organisation for the past 8 years, has announced that he is to retire in the coming year. He said:
“As we embark on our path to exit the European Union, I feel proud to have played a part in helping farmed salmon become Scotland’s largest food export. This is, therefore, an opportune time for me to hand over the reins to ensure we continue to enjoy this success in European, UK and overseas markets post Brexit.
“This is an industry of which Scotland should be proud. I am delighted to have contributed to its success over the past eight and a half years and look forward to seeing it continue to flourish in the future.”
Recruitment to find Landsburgh’s successor will commence in the spring.
In addition, an experienced director from the industry, Gilpin Bradley of Wester Ross Fisheries Ltd., is to assume the Chair of the organisation in March to see it through this period of transition. Bradley thanked Anne MacColl for her services and contribution as Chair during the last year. He said:
“The Board is grateful to Anne MacColl for her work as Chair of the SSPO during the past year and wishes her well for the future.”