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Bracken bows out after four decades at Marine Harvest

10 January 2018, at 4:15pm

Steve Bracken, Business Support Manager at Marine Harvest Scotland, has announced he will retire at the end of July, after 41 years’ service to Scottish salmon farming,

Beginning his career as a fish farm assistant at Lochailort on 23 May 1977, he is the company’s longest serving employee. He has held varying management positions during his four decades of service, including a three-year posting in Sri Lanka, before moving to his current communications role in 2000 where he has engaged with media, governments, customers, local communities and NGOs.

Steve Bracken: a well-kent face in Scottish salmon farming
Steve Bracken: a well-kent face in Scottish salmon farming

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At his recent 40-year service celebration, one colleague paid tribute to “one of the greatest ambassadors for the aquaculture sector”.

Ian Roberts, currently with Marine Harvest Canada, will take over from Steve this summer
Ian Roberts, currently with Marine Harvest Canada, will take over from Steve this summer

Ben Hadfield, Managing Director at Marine Harvest Scotland, says: “I want to personally thank Steve for his enormous contribution to Marine Harvest and for everything he’s done for the Scottish salmon farming sector. We wish you the best in retirement.”

Ian Roberts, Director of Public Relations for Marine Harvest Canada, will take on the role of Communications and Business Development Director, Scotland. A UK citizen, Ian will begin this new role in May and will be based near Fort William. A replacement for Ian’s position in Canada is currently being sought.

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