Chief Executive Officer
Entrepreneur with 25 years of board level experience Andrew has worked with a wide range of businesses. He is highly skilled in managing complex, multi-disciplinary projects to deadline and on tight margins. For the past 6 years Andrew has worked with OddGeir Oddsen to bring the FishFrom project from concept through seed funding and consented planning to an investable position; bringing in additional partners and finance as required. Together they have used their expertise from within and outside the aquaculture industry to assemble the vastly experienced FishFrom team to a position where they are capable of delivering the first salmon project at Tayinloan. He is a passionate salmon fisherman and has worked closely with The Atlantic Salmon Trust.
Graduated Bergen University, Norway, with a master’s degree in Molecular Biology. Currently CEO Sea Farms Nutrition Ltd, the Feed Division of SeaFresh Industries. 2010-2013 Managing Director of SalmoBreed AS, the second largest salmon genetics and breeding company in the world, located in Norway. He is an aquaculture industry specialist with an enviable reputation in the salmon farming industry. Since 1994 he has brought huge and varied levels of expertise to all aspects of the industry including business restructuring and investment. From 2007 to 2010 he was CEO of Lighthouse Caledonia ASA, a Scottish producer of Atlantic salmon that was successfully listed on Oslo Axess. Before that he was Managing Director of Pan Fish Scotland Ltd, with a turnover £33m in 2005 and achieved its first profitable year since 2000. Has worked with Andrew since 2012 to take the FishFrom project from inception to commercial start.
Graduated University of the West of Scotland with a degree in Combined Studies and Quality Management. Russell is a Marine Engineer who first entered the aquaculture industry 20 years ago. Throughout this period, he has worked in senior management roles with Lighthouse Caledonia (The Scottish Salmon Company), Scottish Sea Farms and latterly, managing the operations for SalmoBreed AS and Cryogenetics AS in Scotland. During this time, he has been involved in many diverse activities including project specification and management of aquaculture installations, industry safety innovation and design and implementation of award-winning training programmes. Russell joined the FishFrom project from inception and came onboard as Business Manager in 2017. He heads up the Due Diligence programme, as well as QMS and Health and Safety requirements; having worked closely with all the legal requirements of establishing businesses and maintaining control of the activities of people and operations within the legislative framework