Mike Sheldon reappointed Chair of the Seafish Board | Seafish

Mike Sheldon reappointed Chair of the Seafish Board

The Seafish Board is responsible for the strategic direction of Seafish. The Chair will serve another three years from April 2024.

Defra Secretary of State Thérèse Coffey and the Devolved Administrations have reappointed Mike Sheldon as Chair of the Seafish Board for a second term of three years.

This appointment has been made in accordance with the Governance Code on Public Appointments published by the Cabinet Office. His appointment will run from 1 April 2024 until 31 March 2027.

Mike is also a board member on the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) and Chair of its Pork Sector panel. He brings more than twenty years’ non-executive experience and chairmanship of public bodies and private companies, as well as significant experience of establishing long term strategies and delivery plans.

Photo of a man at an event in the middle of a conversation. There are other people having conversations in the background.
Mike Sheldon met seafood exporters at the UK Seafood Pavillion at Global Seafood Expo in April 2023

Commenting on his reappointment to the Seafish Board, Mike said:

I am delighted to be reappointed as chair of Seafish. It is a real privilege to work in such an organisation. There is so much talent directed towards supporting industry to tackle the challenges they face.

“We have a full agenda of work over the next few years, and I am really looking forward to bringing even more value to our stakeholders and doing our bit to ensure a thriving seafood sector.

The Seafish Board is made up of seafood industry and independent members comprising a Chair, Deputy Chair, and eight members. They are responsible for the strategic direction of Seafish.

Visit our Seafish Board web page to find out more.