IFFO appoints Brett Glencross as technical director

Published on
May 5, 2021

Aquaculture industry veteran Brett Glencross is taking on the position of technical director for IFFO, The Marine Ingredients Organization, on 1 June, 2021.

Glencross has been a professor of nutrition at the Institute of Aquaculture at the University of Stirling in Scotland since 2016. He has also been chair of the scientific committee of the International Society for Fish Nutrition and Feeding (ISFNF), and has worked in various academic, institutional, and industrial roles across Australasia, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe.

IFFO Director General Petter Johannessen said the trade organization was “very much looking forward” to having Glencross on board.

“Brett is a very experienced aquaculture professional and has an excellent track record in managing research programs,” he said. “He has a highly acknowledged profile in the aquaculture industry, with a research background spanning the application of functional feeds for animal health, refining nutritional requirements, and the use of nutritional modelling strategies, as well as a strong background in raw material assessment.”

Glencross said he was delighted to be offered the opportunity to join the team at IFFO at a time when science is crucial to understand the future trends affecting the development of fish feed ingredients.

“Technical projects led by IFFO contribute a great deal to increasing our knowledge on marine ingredients and driving change for the benefit of the whole value chain, and especially the aquaculture sector,” he said.

In a recent IFFO webinar, Johannessen acknowledged that the changing food and consumer landscape, accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic, is increasing the need for aquaculture feeds, and that the organization is adapting its strategy to support its members and the broader marine ingredients industry, as well as interacting with other stakeholders.

Changes include the further development of IFFO’s market intelligence system to meet the increased demand for updated information.

Photo courtesy of IFFO

Contributing Editor reporting from London, UK

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