About Us

The role and remit of the Aquaculture Industry Leadership Group is to deliver the growth strategy – Aquaculture Growth to 2030. It meets quarterly to monitor and drive, progress on the strategy.

Co-chaired by Stewart Graham, Managing Director, Gael Force Group, and Jim Gallagher, Managing Director of Scottish Sea Farms, it comprises senior figures from across the wider industry, including supply chain and processors, and salmon, trout and shellfish producers, and major public-sector stakeholders.

Download the Aquaculture Industry Leadership Group Governance Text here.



Group Membership – From Industry

Participants from the Scottish Public Sector

Alban Denton

MD, Loch Duart

Alison Hutchins

Farming Director, Dawnfresh

David Morrice

Country Director, Cargill

James Withers

CEO, Scotland Food & Drink

Jim Gallagher

Managing Director of Scottish Sea Farms

Julie Hesketh-Laird

CEO, Scottish Salmon Producers’ Organisation

Michael Tait

Board Member, Association of Scottish Shellfish Growers

Stewart Graham

Managing Director, Gael Force Group

Cathy Tilbrook

Coastal & Marine Ecosystems, Scottish Natural Heritage

Charlotte Wright

Chief Executive, Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Fergus Ewing MSP

Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy, Scottish Government

Graham Black

Director, Marine Scotland

Heather Jones

CEO, Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre

John McNairney

Chief Planner, Scottish Government

Terry A’Hearn

CEO, Scottish Environmental Protection Agency