April 22, 2016


Scottish Salmon Producers' Organisation appoints new chair


The Scottish Salmon Producers' Organisation (SSPO), a salmon farming industry representative organisation in Scotland, has appointed Anne MacColl as its chair.


The SSPO plays a central role in representing salmon farming on political, regulatory, media and technical issues in Scotland, UK, EU and internationally.


Between 2010 and 2015, MaColl is the former chief executive of Scottish Development International (SDI), the international economic development agency for Scotland. 


The organisation helps Scottish business overseas and attracts inward investment. More recently, MaColl has been working with the University of Stirling as associate director within the Research & Enterprise team, with a focus on international business development, aquaculture, innovation and entrepreneurship.


"During my years at SDI, I was always aware that salmon and whisky are iconic products which instantly suggest Scotland and its high quality products, whether you are in the Far East, Europe or America," MaColl said. "My recent work with Stirling University which includes the Institute of Aquaculture gave me great insights into the industry and its highly specialised operations. When the opportunity arose to become Chair of the SSPO, which has helped farmed salmon become Scotland's number one food export, I was delighted to become involved. I hope I can bring some of my international trade and investment experience to further the industry's development."


MacColl takes up the role as former chairman, Professor Phil Thomas, decided to step down after eight successful years.

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