Changes at the top as Aqual­ife grows

Fish Farmer - - News -

IN­TER­NA­TIONAL fish vac­ci­na­tion com­pany Aqual­ife has an­nounced man­age­ment changes as it ex­pands and di­ver­si­fies its health ser­vices.

The move sees a more hands-on role for Aqual­ife’s founder and chief ex­ec­u­tive, Gor­don Jef­frey, with fel­low di­rec­tor Phil Brown tak­ing on a new role as head of in­no­va­tion.

For­mer man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Ron­nie Soutar be­comes head of fish health and wel­fare, re­flect­ing the com­pany’s am­bi­tions for fur­ther ex­pan­sion out­side the vac­ci­na­tion sec­tor.

Vet­eri­nar­ian Soutar said: ‘It has be­come very ob­vi­ous that pro­vid­ing wider fish health and wel­fare ser­vices, and con­sul­tancy in that area, goes hand in hand with the de­vel­op­ment of Aqual­ife’s world lead­ing vac­ci­na­tion ser­vice.

‘That’s par­tic­u­larly true as we en­ter new global mar­kets; 2017 is prov­ing to be a truly in­ter­na­tional year for the com­pany.

‘My new role al­lows me to build on my roots as a fish vet. It’s a real growth sec­tor and I aim to an­nounce new de­vel­op­ments in our ser­vices at Aqua Nor, if not be­fore.’

High­light­ing Aqual­ife’s on­go­ing in­vest­ment in and com­mit­ment to R&D, In­no­va­tion head Phil Brown said: ‘My fo­cus is now on the de­vel­op­ment of mo­bile au­to­mated vac­ci­na­tion tech­nol­ogy to com­ple­ment our tra­di­tional man­ual vac­ci­na­tion ser­vices.

‘With a move to a new work­shop ear­lier this year and col­lab­o­ra­tion with lo­cal in­no­va­tion part­ners, we’ve got some re­ally ex­cit­ing work com­ing to fruition.’

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