BIM CEO steps down


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
May 29, 2014

The board of directors of Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM), the Irish Sea Fisheries Board, on Thursday announced the resignation of CEO Jason Whooley, effective 30 August.

The board praised Whooley for the wide-ranging positive changes he has made to the organization during his tenure and the valuable contribution he has made toward the development of the Irish seafood sector.

“Since joining BIM, Jason has led the refocusing of the agency into the modern semi-state company that we see today. On behalf of the Board, I would like to sincerely thank Jason for his work in BIM,” said Kieran Calnan, chairman. “I know that he is leaving BIM with a legacy of change and increased ambition. The BIM strategy to which he has contributed enormously remains our key focus and BIM will continue to lead the industry forward to take advantage of the global opportunity for Irish seafood. I wish him every success in his future career.”

“The staff in BIM have an incredible knowledge of the industry; they are dedicated and passionate about what they do and this, together with innovative thinking makes BIM a great organization,” said Whooley. “I would like to personally thank all of the people in BIM and in our industry for their support during my term as CEO. I have enjoyed my time in BIM and I know the organization will continue to build on its strong tradition and deliver further growth in the seafood sector.”

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