Industry Board Member
Alan Sutherland is the Country Manager Scotland at Garware Technical Fibres Ltd. As an aquaculture director/project manager, he has established an exceptional track record in driving profitable growth within various aquaculture businesses and projects. Alan’s areas of expertise include strategic business development, profitable growth, training and development schemes, operational efficiency, change management, business and HR processes, and regional and international markets.
Alan brings four decades of experience to the board, including nine years as boss of Marine Harvest – now Mowi – in Scotland. Since 2016, he has been involved in various aquaculture-based consultancy projects and board appointments, including with African Century Foods Ltd, sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest producer of tilapia, and land-based aquaculture operator VeroBlue Farms, which produced barramundi in Iowa, USA. His career in fish farming started with rainbow trout in 1982. He moved into Atlantic salmon in 1997, working mostly in Scotland but also spending four years in Canada and the US.