Clean Seas CEO resigns

Clean Seas Tuna on Thursday announced Clifford Ashby has resigned as managing director and CEO of the company and will be leaving in October to take up a senior position with a leading Australian agribusiness group.

Ashby will continue with the company as a non-executive director.

An international search is being undertaken to identify a suitable candidate to replace Ashby and Paul Steere, an independent director, will serve as interim CEO should a replacement not be found prior to Ashby’s departure.

“Progress towards commercializing tuna aquaculture has been substantial over this period and the company has developed the Kingfish business to the stage where it is now cash flow positive,” said John Ellice-Flint, chairman of Clean Seas. “Both have been significant achievements and place the company in an excellent position to continue progress. We wish Clifford success in his future career.”

Click here to read a Q&A with Ashby from this year’s European Seafood Exposition.


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