Loch Duart managing director to retire, interim appointment made

Published on
December 2, 2019

Alban Denton, the managing director of independent Scottish salmon farming business Loch Duart, will retire at the end of this year.

Denton joined Loch Duart in 2015 and committed to the role for five years. He informed the board of his decision to not remain for the next cycle of investment and renewal several months ago.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed myself and the success we have had over the past five years. As managing director of a tremendous company, brand and team it has been a privilege to be part of the story that is Loch Duart. I wish the board, the executive and all my colleague employees great success in the future,” he said.

Finance Director Simon Maguire will act as interim managing director with immediate effect, while the board recruits a successor. 

Based in northwest Scotland, Loch Duart produces more than 5,000 metric tons (MT) of salmon per year in low density farming systems. Its products are supplied to hotels, restaurants and retailers in the United Kingdom and overseas.

 “We would like to thank Alban for his energy, resilience, commitment and positive impact on the business and the wider industry throughout his service,” Loch Duart Chairman Alistair Erskine said. “There can be no doubting that the Loch Duart of today is a much stronger business than when Alban joined us.”

Photo courtesy of Loch Duart

Contributing Editor reporting from London, UK

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