By SeafoodSource staff
Published on Tuesday, June 18 2013
Marine Harvest Non-Executive Director Mike Parker has been awarded the title of Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE), for his more than 30 years’ experience as a leader in the U.K. seafood industry.
Prior to Marine Harvest, Parker has held chairman and managing director positions in a number of major European seafood companies. He has also worked with a number of oceanic environmental protection groups, including Seafish and the Marine Stewardship Council. A business graduate from the University of Bath, he is a former deputy CEO of Young’s, and served as the chair of governors at the Grimsby Institute further education college.
“I am delighted and very honored to receive the award,” Parker said. “The seafood industry has been a fantastic place in which to spend the bulk of my career. It continues to be a great industry, with no limit to its potential. It is certainly never dull.”