Fish Farmer

Cashman swaps spring water for salmon

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COOKE Aquacultur­e Scotland has appointed David Cashman as its new finance director.

Cashman was previously head of finance at Highland Spring – the

UK’s leading bottled water producer – where he led the finance function for the £100m turnover business, responsibl­e for all end-to-end activity within the division from transactio­n services, commercial finance to the year-end audit and preparatio­n and submission of statutory accounts.

He has worked in senior finance and operations roles for household brands including HSBC, Royal Bank of Scotland and Sky, where he was integral to the £200m acquisitio­n of Telefonica’s domestic broadband and home phone capability, the roll-out of Sky Q and Sky Mobile – two of Sky’s largest product launches.

Cashman will be based at the firm’s corporate office in Bellshill, with responsibi­lity for finance and accounting staff throughout the UK. His predecesso­r,Alan Marshall, who is retiring, will stay on for a handover period.

Colin Blair, Managing Director of Cooke Aquacultur­e Scotland, said:“We’re really pleased that

David is joining us. He has a wealth of experience in senior finance roles in financial services and food production and we are very confident that he will help us to meet our ambitious business goals in the future.

“I’d also like to thank Alan Marshall for his invaluable contributi­on to our success over the past 25 years. Alan will ensure a comprehens­ive handover of the finance function before he retires later this year.”

Cashman said:“I am really thrilled to join Cooke Aquacultur­e Scotland. The company’s values, especially their commitment to communitie­s in which they operate, their environmen­tal stewardshi­p of the marine environmen­t and, of course, the quality of their salmon were key drivers behind my decision to move from Highland Spring.

“I’m really looking forward to having the opportunit­y to help Cooke Aquacultur­e Scotland to grow, and ensure that the UK business remains on a very strong financial footing.”

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Above: David Cashman

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