Meet our current Governing Body Committee members:
Estelle Brennan BSc, is an accomplished Technical Manager, Sustainability and Ethical Trade Specialist, with over 20 years’ experience in technical & sustainability roles within the food industry. She is currently Head Of Sustainability UK for Labeyrie Fine Foods, chair of the Seafish Seafood Ethics Common Language Group and a member of the GAA Standards Oversight Committee.
Trained as a marine biologist, Clarus works on engaging seafood companies to promote sustainable and responsible sourcing of seafood and fisheries for consumers in the UK. His previous work in Hong Kong focused on marine conservation topics in the East and Southeast Asia including aquaculture and fisheries policies, coastal development protection, trade in endangered marine species and seafood sustainability. He led the release of the first seafood consumer guide in East Asia in 2007.
Clarus has been with WWF since 2002 and holds a MSc in Tropical Coastal Management from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne.
Michiel MSc, has worked since mid-2012 for the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC), and is currently Head of Standards and Science. Michiel leads the ASC Responsible Feed Project, which is developing the ASC Responsible Feed Standard. He has also worked as Export Manager for fish feed producer Coppens International, in charge of key markets in Eastern Europe/Balkans and South East Asia, and for the aquaculture and fisheries department of FAO in Ankara, Turkey.
Dr Brett Glencross has been the Technical Director of IFFO (The Marine Ingredients Organisation) since June 2021. Prior to this role he was the Professor of Nutrition at the Institute of Aquaculture at the University of Stirling in Scotland. Over the past 25 years he has worked in various academic, institutional, and industrial roles across Australasia, the Middle East and Europe. Throughout his career he has worked closely with many aquaculture production (farming) and feed companies throughout each of these regions. His research achievements have delivered many industrial outcomes resulting in the development of new processes, products, and applications. For his achievements in this regard, he has received multiple awards and commendations from both Government and Industrial organisations. At an academic level, he was one of the former editors of the journal Aquaculture Nutrition from 2008 to 2016. He is also the current Chair of the International Scientific Committee of the International Symposium for Fish Nutrition and Feeding (ISFNF). He has also been a Director of the Asia-Pacific Chapter of the World Aquaculture Society (2013 - 2016), as well as undertaking leadership roles at the CSIRO in Australia and the Institute of Aquaculture. He has Honours and Masters Degrees in Biochemistry from the University of Western Australia and a PhD in Animal Nutrition from the University of Queensland.
Eduardo Goycoolea is currently Executive Director of New World Currents. For 25 years until his retirement in 2015, he was Sales & Marketing Director of El Golfo and later Blumar. As President of the Fishmeal Exporters Organization (FEO) in 2001, he led the merger of FEO with IFFOMA to create IFFO, and was its co-President for the first year. Eduardo is currently IFFO vice-President and a member of the ASC Steering Committee. He has acted on a number of seafood industry Boards and been involved in the development of sustainability and responsible sourcing standards, including IFFO RS.
Tor Eirik Homme has been the Director of Feed and Nutrition and CSO in the Grieg Seafood Group since September 2010. His responsibility is feed/feeding and sustainability issues at group level. He has 16 years’ experience in the fish feed industry, and has the thorough knowledge of the development phases of today's fish feed, the fish feed industry and the nutrition requirements for salmon. Homme has worked in areas such as sales, marketing, product development, project management, research and international coordination. He has got a Master’s degree in Aquaculture from the University of Life Sciences at Ås, and several courses in project management. Homme has been active in GSI (Global Salmon Initiative) from the start. He is also a member of the Steering Committee for the new ASC-feed standard, a Technical Member of the Fish Farmer Association, Norway and is a delegate in FEAP. He is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Bergen, Norway.
Daniel Lee is a multilingual aquaculture specialist with expertise in the implementation of new projects and the development of certification standards. He has been the Standards Coordinator for The Global Seafood Alliance (formerly the Global Aquaculture Alliance) since the program’s inception. He works closely with GSA’s Standards’ Oversight Committee and helps guide and coordinate its technical committees. Lee is also an honorary lecturer at the Centre for Applied Marine Sciences, Bangor University, UK, where he has worked on European aquaculture projects, developing systems with minimal impacts. He co-wrote the textbook Crustacean Farming, Ranching and Culture.
Dave Martin is Director for Aquaculture and Reduction Fisheries at SFP. He returns to SFP following a position as Corporate Director of Sustainability for Aqua Star, where he oversaw fisheries and aquaculture improvements as well as lead engagement on addressing social issues in the seafood supply chain for one of the largest importers of farmed shrimp in North America. At SFP, Dave oversees all of SFP’s aquaculture programs, as well as efforts to promote improvements in reduction fisheries—those that supply marine ingredients—globally. Dave has been involved in conservation efforts for more than 25 years, focusing on working with communities in Siberia, the Russian Far East, Oregon, and throughout the Pacific Rim to promote sustainability, civil society, habitat conservation and restoration, wilderness and natural resource protection. Dave earned MAs in both International Policy Studies and Russian Translation from the Monterey Institute of International Studies, and a BA in Political Science and Russian Studies from the University of Iowa. He is based in Portland, OR.
Tracy Murai is the Responsible Sourcing Director (Europe) for Thai Union Group PCL.
Tracy has been involved in the maritime industry for more than 20 years, focusing on seafood for the last decade. She has worked across government, private and non-governmental sectors in a broad range of areas including management of natural resources, working requirements, and sustainability in supply chains.
Tracy has also had professional training and gained a wealth of experience in auditing supply chains against environment and social standards, writing and implementing standards, project and programme management and fundraising.
At Thai Union, Tracy’s responsibilities involve collaborating with stakeholders and customers, leading the implementation of Thai Union’s Fishing Vessel Improvement Program and Code of Conduct, and delivery of the Global Ghost Gear Initiative work plan.
Tracy holds an MSc in Aquatic Resource Management from Kings College London, and a BSc in Marine Geography.
Dave Robb is the Program Lead for SeaFurther™, the signature sustainability initiative of Cargill Aqua Nutrition. Having worked on sustainability issues in aqua feeds for more than 15 years, he has experience across a broad range of issues, from supply chain to how feeds can enable more sustainable farming. Working on sustainability can cover just about every aspect of the business, requiring a great degree of flexibility and collaboration within the business. In Cargill, this also means working across species as diverse as salmon, shrimp, tilapia and even alligators!
Through SeaFurther, Cargill is focusing on reducing the greenhouse gas emissions associated with our customers’ farming activities, which also supports development across a broad range of other topics related to sustainability. Cargill addresses sustainability through our value chain, from our raw material suppliers to how well our customers can grow their seafood using our nutritional products and services. Robb is working with Cargill teams and with our partners throughout the value chain from origin to end consumer to create sustainable developments – and transform, measure and report the benefits.
Humberto Speziani es Director de Tecnológica de Alimentos S.A. (TASA), el mayor productor de harina de pescado del mundo. También es Presidente de Negocios para Soluciones para Prevenir la Pobreza (SEP), Vicepresidente del Consejo Empresarial Peruano Japonés (CEPEJA - Perú) y Presidente del Comité de Pesca de la Asociación de Exportadores del Perú (ADEX). Ha trabajado en el sector pesquero durante casi 50 años. Humberto es ex presidente de IFFO (2010 - 2011), presidente de la Sociedad Nacional de Pesca del Perú (SNP) y presidente de la Confederación Nacional de Asociaciones de Empresas Privadas (CONFIEP) (2011-2013).
Stelios Stampolis is the Managing Director of Distral SA (treatment, trading and warehousing of marine, vegetable and animal proteins) and of Veolys Co. Ltd (trading of proteins). Distral owns one of the few facilities in Europe that performs thermal treatment of fishmeal. Distral holds all necessary certifications (MarinTrust CoC, MSC CoC, ASC CoC, ISO 220001) making Stelios very experienced in the field of certifications. He is also the owner of SBK Hellas (trading of converted paper products). In the past he has worked as Financial Manager in Henkel Hellas SA, as Financial Controller in Henkel Ecolab SA and as Purchasing Manager in Henkel Chimika SA. He holds an MBA from Georg August Universitaet Goettingen, Germany.
Frank Trearty MSc, is General Manager of Pelagia Killybegs, a leading producer of pelagic fish products for human consumption, and an important supplier of protein concentrate, fishmeal, and fish oil for use in fish and animal feed. He has worked for the company for more than 20 years.
Libby Woodhatch MSc, has worked for more than 20 years in the seafood supply chain and on standards development. Prior to becoming Executive Chair of MarinTrust, she was Head of Advocacy at Seafish, where her remit included the development of the Responsible Fishing Scheme (RFS) standard and a wider programme in seafood ethics. Libby was CEO of industry body Seafood Scotland for ten years, where she helped improve the value of return to the Scottish seafood industry. During this time, she also sat on the MSC’s Stakeholder Council. Libby is a Trustee of the Fishermen’s Mission, which provides welfare and support to fishermen and their families.