Seafish Executive Team

We are led by an Executive team with our CEO having overall accountability for Seafish. There are three directorates delivering our work.
Marcus Coleman
Marcus Coleman
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Marcus was appointed in January 2016 and is proud to lead the Seafish organisation during this most turbulent, uncertain and unpredictable of times facing the UK seafood industry. 


Marcus is accountable to the Seafish Board comprising industry representatives and independent members. He is responsible for the 72 Seafish staff who provide their expertise and support to the industry and the four UK Fisheries Administrations.

Aoife Martin
Aoife Martin
Director of Operations

Aoife is responsible for the Regulation, Responsible Sourcing, Economics and Safety and Training teams at Seafish.  


She re-joined Seafish in 2016 after 14 years working for the civil service in New Zealand and the UK. She holds a BA (Hons) degree in History and Geography from Trinity College, Dublin, and an MBA from the University of Edinburgh.  


An experienced resource management professional, Aoife spent 12 years working for the New Zealand Government in fisheries, forestry and land management.


During her time in New Zealand, Aoife worked on policy development, regulatory implementation and compliance issues. This included working as the deep-water fisheries manager where she established a collaborative partnership between government and the commercial industry to ensure the sustainable management of deep-water stocks and to grow the value of the sector. 


Most recently Aoife has worked as the Director for Spatial, Forestry and Land Management with the Ministry for Primary Industries in New Zealand, and as the Registrar for Scotland with Companies House. Aoife is also a Non-Executive Director of Scottish Natural Heritage. 

Dr. Lynn Gilmore
Dr. Lynn Gilmore
Director of Communications and Engagement

Lynn is responsible for our work across our Communications, Regional and Horizon Scanning functions and leads on our stakeholder engagement strategy.

Lynn has been with Seafish since 2009, starting out as our Seafish Northern Ireland Manager and since 2019, leading and developing our work on International Trade Promotion and our team of Managers in Northern Ireland, Wales and the south west of England.

A marine biologist by trade, Lynn has a deep understanding and passion for the seafood industry. She previously served as a Board Member of the Cross Border Aquaculture Initiative and currently sits as a Non- Executive Director on the Board of the Northern Ireland Fishery Harbour Authority and is an Honorary Visiting Scholar in Queen’s University Belfast.

Linsey Neill
Linsey Neill
Human Resources Director

An experienced HR professional, Linsey joined Seafish in 2013 as HR Manager having gained over 12 years' experience working across both public and private sectors.


Previous to Seafish, Linsey led a start-up marine technology company into the Times 100 Best Small Companies shortlist and was a twice awarded Great Place to Work winner, receiving an accolade for achievements in mental health promotion in the workplace.


Since joining Seafish, Linsey has successfully embedded a high performance culture along with the Seafish Values and steadily improved employee engagement. Linsey is a Chartered Member of the CIPD.