Face of Marine Harvest Canada transferring to position in Scotland

Ian Roberts will be leaving his post as Director of Public Relations for Marine Harvest Canada and take on the role of Communications and Business Development Director for Marine Harvest Scotland.

A UK citizen, Roberts will begin this new role in May and will be based near Fort William, Scotland, after 25 years with Marine Harvest Canada, which is based in Campbell River. Roberts was the face of Marine Harvest Canada and, in fact, for the salmon farming industry in British Columbia. He was front and centre as the industry took heat from powerful environmental groups, always remaining calm and rational. He was the centrepiece of a report on salmon farming done by prominent television newsmagazine show 60 Minutes in May of 2014, taking on the role of showing the television crews around and explaining the industry to a large American audience.

Related: Salmon Farming controversy aired in U.S. homes

Roberts was also a prominent face in Campbell River doing community and charity work on behalf of MHC and as an individual, never shying away from the microphone like when he MC’ed the Chamber of Commerce Awards of Distinction.

On May 1, Roberts will be replaced by Jeremy Dunn, currently the executive director of the British Columbia Salmon Farmers Association. Dunn had led BCSFA’s five person team for the past four years.

“The past four years with the BCSFA has been an incredible experience and introduced me to the talented women and men working in B.C. and the global seafood sector,” says Dunn. “This experience has led me to want to become involved on a deeper level, and I’m excited to join Marine Harvest. I can’t thank the board of directors enough for their guidance, leadership and support.”

A search for BCSFA’s executive director position is underway.

 

BC Salmon Farmers Association executive director Jeremy Dunn will be leaving the organization May 1 and taking over the position of public affairs director for Marine Harvest Canada.

Just Posted

‘Beauty amongst such tragedy:’ B.C. photographer captures nature’s trifecta

David Luggi’s photo from a beach in Fraser Lake shows Shovel Lake wildfire, Big Dipper and an aurora

Vancouver Island woman to attempt historic swim across Juan de Fuca Strait today

Ultra-marathon swimmer Susan Simmons to attempt to swim from Victoria to Port Angeles and back

Port McNeill Cannabis Committee stumbles out of the gate

“I’m worried we could just be all over the map and I need to see a plan.”

Port Alice’s new RCMP officers going through clearance process

The medical process can take several months to complete as there are several steps involved.

Canadians fear for relatives trapped amid flooding in Indian state of Kerala

More than 800,000people have been displaced by floods and landslides

IndyCar driver Wickens flown to hospital after scary crash

IndyCar said Wickens was awake and alert as he was taken to a hospital

Ex-BCTF president ‘undeterred’ after early release from pipeline protest jail term

Susan Lambert and Order of Canada recipient Jean Swanson released early

Fast food chains look to capitalize on vegetarian, vegan trend with new items

Seven per cent of Canadians consider themselves vegetarians and 2.3 per cent identify as vegans

B.C. swimmer halts journey across Strait of Juan de Fuca after hypothermia sets in

Victoria MS athlete Susan Simmons swam for eight-and-a-half hours in 9 C choppy waters

‘Hard on water:’ Smoke not the only long-range effect of wildfires

The project began more than 10 years ago after southern Alberta’s 2003 Lost Creek fire

B.C. VIEWS: Genuine aboriginal rights are misused and discredited

Camp Cloud one of long line of protests falsely asserting title

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to march in Montreal’s Pride parade

Trudeau will end the day in his home riding of Papineau

Most Read