Scottish Sea Farms production manager steps down from role

Scottish Sea Farms’ managing director Jim Gallagher (left) presenting regional production manager for Shetland Graham Smith (right) with his 15 years long-service certificate in 2019.

SCOTTISH Sea Farms’ long-standing regional production manager for Shetland, Graham Smith, has announced he is leaving the company to seek a new role closer to home. 

Mr Smith, who has overseen Scottish Sea Farms’ Shetland farms for 10 of his 16 years with the company, has taken the decision to step down from the role in favour of spending more time with family. 

He said:  “Leaving behind the company, my colleagues and Shetland itself after so many years is incredibly tough.

“However, after a decade of travelling back and forth from my home on mainland, the time feels right to embark on a new career chapter involving less travel and allowing more time to spend with family.”

Commenting on Mr Smith’s departure, Jim Gallagher, Scottish Sea Farms’ managing director, said: “Graham and myself have worked together for all of his 16 years with the company, so it’s hard to see him go.

“That said, it’s a small and supportive sector and I’m confident we’ll see each other again soon once Graham has decided on his next role.”

As work gets underway to recruit Mr Smith’s successor, director of farming Gideon Pringle will cover his Shetland role with immediate effect, focusing on helping the region’s farm teams deliver the highest standards of fish welfare.

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