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FIS is governed and funded by its Board:

The Board of Trustees is responsible for directing the affairs of FIS in accordance with its mission.  The Board has delegated
responsibility for the day-to-day management and operation of FIS to the FIS Secretariat, overseen by the Executive Director.

Ally Dingwall
Ally Dingwall Sainsbury's
Ally is the aquaculture and fisheries manager at Sainsbury’s, the UK’s second largest chain of supermarkets.

John Goodlad
John Goodlad Chairman/Trustee
John is an independent seafood expert providing leadership on a variety of global fisheries initiatives.
Marcus Coleman
Marcus ColemanSeafish
Marcus is the Chief Executive for Seafish, the public body supporting the UK seafood industry.
Michael Mitchell
Michael MitchellYoung's Seafood
Mike represents Young’s Seafood, the UK’s biggest specialist seafood brand.
Allan Gibb
Allan GibbMarine Scotland
Allan is the Head of Sea Fisheries Policy at Marine Scotland, the Scottish Government Directorate responsible for the management of Scotland’s seas.
Elspeth Macdonald
Elspeth MacdonaldScottish Fishermen’s Federation
Elspeth is the Chief Executive of the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation, which supports the collective interests of Scottish fishermen’s associations.
Steven Mclean
Steven McleanMarks and Spencer
Steve is Head of Agriculture, Aquaculture & Fisheries at Marks and Spencer, one of the UK’s leading retailers.
NatureScot
NatureScot
FIS is also supported by NatureScot, the public body caring for Scotland’s nature and landscapes.

FIS TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The Board is supported by the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), an independent group of experts
with backgrounds in the seafood and fishing industries, and fisheries science, management and policy.

Dr Coby Needle
Dr Coby Needle
Coby is the Chief Fisheries Advisor for Scotland with expertise in stock assessment and fleet modelling.
David Parker
David ParkerChair
David leads global fisheries improvement projects to protect sustainable livelihoods.
James Stephen
James Stephen
James is a skipper and vessel owner, working out of Peterhead.
Professor Paul Fernandes
Professor Paul Fernandes
Paul’s research focuses on the sustainable management of marine resources.
Helen McLachlan
Helen McLachlan
Helen is a marine biologist with expertise in sustainable fisheries management including interactions with marine wildlife.
Duncan MacInnes
Duncan MacInnes
Duncan is a longstanding representative of inshore fishermen and is based on the Western Isles.
Elena Balestri
Elena Balestri
Elena was a fisheries expert for the FAO-UN and moved to Scotland to work for our fishing industry.
Jim Watson
Jim Watson
Jim brings expertise in domestic fisheries management and policy, including quota and licencing, and inshore fisheries.
Dr Paul MacDonald
Dr Paul MacDonald
Paul worked out of Stornoway before completing his PhD in ecology and now advises industry on fisheries science.
Jess Sparks
Jess Sparks
Jess has expertise in the seafood supply chain and a practical focus on responsible sourcing and sustainability across the Scottish industry.
Dr David Donnan
Dr David Donnan
David is an expert in marine environment policy and advice, specialising in sea fisheries.
Cameron Moffat
Cameron Moffat
Cameron works with processors and supply chains to deliver responsibly sourced seafood.
Dr Mike Bell
Dr Mike Bell
Mike is a marine and fisheries ecologist with expertise in science in support of sustainable fisheries, focusing particularly on inshore fisheries and shellfish.
Dr Steven Mackinson
Dr Steven Mackinson
Steven has a keen interest in building stronger collaboration among scientists, fishermen and managers, and he facilitates the industry’s contribution to national and international scientific arena.

Membership of the FIS Board of Trustees is open to any organisation that meets the requirements of membership (listed below). 

Members will be approved by the sitting Board of Trustees. For more information, contact FIS Executive Director, Kara Brydson.