Our People

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Charlotte Maddocks

Regional Health Manager, Mowi Scotland

Charlotte holds an MSc in Aquatic Veterinary Studies and BSc in Marine Biology in addition to her vet degree from Bristol University.

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Mary Fraser

Head of Skills and Talent, SAIC

Mary qualified as a vet 24 years ago and has worked in both general practice and academia.

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Dr Sophie Fridman

Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Aquaculture

Sophie has around 30 years’ experience working in the aquaculture sector both in the UK and abroad.

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Teresa Garzon

Key Account Manager, Patogen

Teresa has a degree and PhD in biology and biochemistry from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. With previous experience in academia, she has now been working in the aquaculture industry for 10 years from both perspectives – producer and supplier. Her special area of interest, however, has always been fish health and disease prevention, with the view of making the industry more sustainable.

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Rowena Hoare

Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Aquaculture

Rowena co-supervises BSc, MSc and PhD students, in addition to Nuffield placement students and work experience students.

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Robin MacLean

Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Aquaculture Policy Unit, Scottish Government.

Native to the West Coast of Scotland and with a background in commercial fishing, Robin joined the Scottish Government in 2009 and has a BSc (Hons) in Biology Conservation & Ecology. He oversees aquaculture stakeholder engagement both domestically and internationally.

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Debra Nichol Storie

HR Director, The Scottish Salmon Company

An HR Generalist, Debra has over 25 years of HR experience with a specific interest in CSR and the role of the enterprise within the community.

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Heather Jones

CEO, SAIC

Heather Jones has an MA in geography, and an MBA. As part of an extensive career in the UK civil service, Heather was Deputy Director in Marine Scotland from 2007-2010, where she was responsible for aquaculture and marine licensing.

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Hazel Peat

Events & Marketing Manager, SAIC

Hazel has a degree in Business Languages and Business Management from Napier University and has over 10 years of marketing and communications experience.

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Benedikte Ranum

Head of Marketing and Communications, SAIC

Originally from Norway, Benedikte has spent more than half of her life in Scotland. Her PhD from the University of Stirling followed on from a BA (1st Class) from Liverpool Uni. Before joining SAIC in 2018, she was Communications Manager at Robertson Group, and also worked for many years as a freelance translator within the aquaculture sector.