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IFFO appoints Andrew Mallison to succeed Jonathan Shepherd as Director General

Andrew Mallison has been appointed to succeed Jonathan Shepherd as Director General of the International Fishmeal and Fish Oil Organisation, IFFO. Mr Mallison joins IFFO from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) where he has been Director of Standards & Licensing since 2009

February 17, 2011


IFFO appoints Andrew Mallison to succeed Jonathan Shepherd as Director General

Andrew Mallison has been appointed to succeed Jonathan Shepherd as Director General of the International Fishmeal and Fish Oil Organisation, IFFO. Mr Mallison joins IFFO from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) where he has been Director of Standards & Licensing since 2009. Before that he spent 13 years with leading food retailer, Marks & Spencer plc (M&S), as Technical Manager with responsibility for procurement and sustainability strategy for all seafood sourced globally.

Mallison will join IFFO on May 9th this year and will direct the global trade organisation jointly with Shepherd until the latter retires on 31st Dec 2011 after seven years in the post.

“Andrew Mallison was the unanimous choice of the Board’s Appointment Committee headed by IFFO President, Humberto Speziani,” said Jonathan Shepherd. ”He combines technical knowledge of wild and farmed seafood with commercial awareness. His work in engaging with fishermen, processors, NGOs, media, opinion formers, Government and consumers on environmental seafood issues is well known; as is his track record in defining and delivering strategic progress.”

Andrew Mallison said: “I intend to use my experience of the whole seafood supply chain to build on the progress achieved by Jonathan Shepherd. Sustainably sourced marine ingredients have a huge contribution to make to the provision of food security for the growing global population. I am looking forward to supporting some of the largest and most productive fisheries in the world to add value to their catch and make best use of a natural and renewable resource.”         

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