Seafish welcome two new board members

05 April 2018

Mike Mitchell, Managing Director of Fair Seas Limited, and Nathan de Rozarieux, Managing Director of Tegen Mor Fisheries Consultants Limited, have been appointed to the Seafish board and will serve three year terms.

Mike will represent the processing sector and brings with him extensive experience of the seafood sector following 30 years in industry. Nathan de Rozarieux will represent the small scale fishing sector and will contribute the knowledge he has gained as both a practitioner and consultant.

Following his appointment, Mike Mitchell said:

"After almost thirty seven years continuous employment in the seafood industry, I am absolutely delighted to be appointed to the Seafish board. I know that I am joining a first-class team and I am looking forward to working more closely with them to ensure that the role of Seafish is fully understood and properly valued by the whole of the industry. I believe that Seafish plays a pivotal role for all parts of the UK seafood economy, across all of the devolved administrations, and that this is especially important, as we face into an era of unprecedented political change.

"This appointment has been a long-held ambition; it represents a wonderful personal and professional opportunity for me to contribute towards the long term sustainability and profitability of the amazing industry that has inspired and enthused me for so many years."

Nathan de Rozarieux said:

"I am delighted to have been appointed by the Fisheries Minister to the board of Seafish and am looking forward to working with the Seafish executive and board members in order to benefit fishing communities across the UK. This is an exciting time to be a part of Seafish as they embark on a new Corporate Plan 2018-2021 and I can't wait to get started."

These are Ministerial appointments supported by the four fisheries administrations, who jointly sponsor Seafish.

The recruitment was carried out in accordance with the Ministerial Code of Practice for Appointments to Public Bodies. All appointments are made on merit and political activity plays no part in the selection process. However, there is a requirement for the political activities of appointees to be made public. Neither Michael Mitchell nor Nathan de Rozarieux have declared any significant activity.

In addition to the two new members, existing members Alison Austin OBE and Jonathan Shepherd have been re-appointed for a further term of three years.

Brian Young was recently appointed as the new Chair of Seafish for a three year term. More information on this appointment can be found here: /about-seafish/news-and-events/news/brian-young-appointed-chair-of-seafish

 

Further biographical details:

Michael Mitchell is currently Managing Director of Fair Seas Limited, a consultancy firm supporting the seafood industry with clients including major value added processors, national and international retailers, food service providers, sustainability standards owners and certification assessment bodies. Previous to this, he spent more than 30 years working in the seafood processing industry, progressing his way from the factory floor to Technical & CSR Director at Young's Seafood Ltd.

Nathan de Rozarieux is currently Managing Director of Tegen Mor Fisheries Consultants Limited a firm offering a range of industry services. He is the owner-skipper of an inshore vessel operating in Cornwall, a position he has frequently returned to alongside roles at Seafish and WWF-UK. For the past 16 years Nathan has sat as a director of the Duchy Fish Quota Company, a not-for-profit seeking to support the Cornwall inshore fishing industry and is a former committee member of the Cornwall Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority.