Bringing Knowledge and Expertise in: Commercial Fishing, Fish Processing and Trading Industry
I have 40 years experience in the fishing, fish processing and fish trading industries. I started as a fleet manager with British United Trawlers, one of the largest fishing vessel owners in Europe and part of Associated Fisheries plc. (AF). After that, I gained 7 years’ experience as a director of an international seafood trading company before returning to AF as a managing director / director of several of their seafood industry companies.
In 1993 I was appointed managing director of North Atlantic (Holdings) ltd, which owns and operates pelagic freezer trawlers. I am also involved in managing overseas investments in an inshore shrimp trawler fleet in Nigeria and a seafood processing factory in China.
I am a director of the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations (NFFO) and Chairman of North Atlantic Fish Producers Association. I am also a director of the Pelagic Freezer-trawler Association (PFA).
I have a strong interest in ensuring a viable and fair future for England’s inshore and offshore fishing fleets within a correctly managed marine environment. I hold a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Northampton, am married with 2 grown children, and my leisure interests include rugby, golf and sailing (out of Shoreham).