Scottish Salmon body announces second key appointment to new team

The Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation (SSPO) has announced a second key appointment to its new leadership team. Anne Anderson will join the industry body in the newly created post of Director of Sustainability.

Anne will develop and coordinate an industry strategy for sustainable business to support responsible growth. She will champion industry best-practice in farming excellence and fish health as well as supporting the industry to deliver on its commitment to the 10 year Farmed Fish Health Framework and other industry initiatives.

She joins the salmon farming body from Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) where she has worked since 1996, latterly as chief officer Compliance and Beyond and prior to that she was head of Regulatory Services.

Anne commented:

“I am delighted to join the SSPO and have a leading role in helping this exciting and important Scottish industry develop sustainably. The sector holds a strategic position in Scotland’s and the UK’s food and export economies and I am looking forward to helping it demonstrate its significant production achievements and innovations.”

Julie Hesketh-Laird, chief executive of SSPO said:

“I am delighted that Anne is joining the SSPO team. Anne brings a range of skills from her previous role in Scotland’s environmental regulator, which will be invaluable in supporting the Scottish Salmon farming industry’s drive for continuous improvement and excellence in fish farming, fish health and other production practices through the supply chain.

“The Scottish salmon farming industry is a source of great pride for Scotland and for the men and women who farm our high-quality salmon in some of Scotland’s most remote communities. She will strengthen the SSPO’s expertise at a busy time as we continue to shine a light on industry good-practice and achievements, to ensure our fantastic sector thrives”.

Anne will join SSPO later in the year.