I entered the seafood industry in 1972 and since then I have traveled extensively gaining an understanding of global issues relevant to seafood.
Qualified trainer with seafood qualifications and consultant; I work for a number of organisations through my consultancy and write for a number of magazines, etc.
Having a good working knowledge of Commercial fishing, Fisheries and Aquaculture and being experienced in all post-harvest activities I am in regular demand to present at Conferences, events, etc.
I am a believer in continuous improvement and in collaboration and always striving for innovative ways to improve our industry. I have taken a lead role with the Association of International Seafood Professionals and I am very proud to be leading Aquaculture without Frontiers, which is simply fantastic work done by many volunteers who share their skills, knowledge and time to improve conditions for the poor who are struggling with hunger and malnutrition.
In my 'spare time' I aim to help raise the profile and consumption of seafood and I do that in many ways including being involved with Global Initiative of Life & Leadership through Seafood (GILLS), working with Royal Sydney Fine Food Show (NSW RAS) and assisting Globefish-FAO in getting seafood information out to the politicians, media and consumers.
In 2016 I will be completing my Board involvement with WAS & WAS-APC and will be taking on a role with World Bank and increasing my activities with my other involvements.
I believe that aquaculture will become the most important farming that the world does. “We must plant the sea and herd its animals using the sea as farmers instead of hunters. That is what civilization is all about - farming replacing hunting.” Jacques Cousteau
Strong background in the Australian seafood industry (Fresh, chilled, frozen), marketing, food safety training, QA, environmental issues, corporate governance, training and education and communications/networking.