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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.
Michel Kaiser
Michel KaiserHeriot-Watt University
Michel is Professor of Fisheries Conservation at Scotland’s Heriot-Watt University, named International University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

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.
Tristram Lewis
Tristram Lewis Funding Fish
Tristram is the Director at Funding Fish, the grant makers collaborative dedicated to achieving sustainable fisheries in Europe.
Steve McLean
Steve McLeanMarks & Spencer
Steve is the Head of Agriculture & Fisheries Procurement at M&S, one of the UK’s leading Retailers.
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.
Scottish Natural Heritage
Scottish Natural Heritage
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.
Kenny Coull
Kenny Coull
Kenny brings 50 years’ experience of fisheries science including stock assessment, selectivity and MPA management.
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.
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.
Dr Paul MacDonald
Dr Paul MacDonald
Paul worked out of Stornoway before completing his PhD in ecology and now advises industry on fisheries science.
Cameron Moffat
Cameron Moffat
Cameron works with processors and supply chains to deliver responsibly sourced seafood.

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.