By Jason Holland, Contributing Editor reporting from London
Published on Thursday, February 16, 2017
Both the Chief Executive and the Chairman of the Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation (SSPO) are departing the industry representative body as it embarks on an 18-month transition program.
Scott Landsburgh, who has been chief executive of SSPO for the past eight years, is to retire in the coming year.
“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, U.K. and overseas markets post Brexit,” he said.
“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, Gilpin Bradley of Wester Ross Fisheries Ltd., is to assume the chair of the organization next month to see it through this period of transition.
“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,” said Bradley.
SSPO recently underwent a strategic review.