After three decades in fish farm pens and equipment making, Gael Force Group export director to retire

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Stephen Divers to move into non-executive board position.

In a press release, Gael Force Group writes that Scottish aquaculture veteran Stephen Divers is set to move into a non-executive director position on their board as he prepares to retire from active management at the company at the end of June.

Divers played a major role in building fish farm pen manufacturer Gael Force Fusion for almost three decades. This was alongside former colleague and director Iain Forbes who retired in 2020.

Gael Force Group acquired a 75 per-cent majority shareholding in Fusion Marine in 2018 with planned options in place to complete the shareholding as part of the acquisition deal.

Fusion Marine, now, Gael Force Fusion, pens in open water. PHOTO: Gael Force Fusion

Prior to Divers’ retirement from active management, there will be a period of structured handover.

“Although my time in active management at Gael Force Fusion is drawing to a close, I am delighted that the Group has invited me to continue on the board as a non-executive director after my retirement. I care passionately about the growth of this sector and the important role that Gael Force plays as a supply partner. I am looking forward to playing my part in supporting Gael Force’s strategy as the business goes from strength to strength,” said Divers.

Gael Force Group’s founder and managing director Stewart Graham said that Having completed the planned acquisition of this shareholding “we are delighted to be able to secure Stephen’s continued contribution to the group”.

“His knowledge and experience built up over thirty years has been a huge contribution to aquaculture in Scotland and to the Gael Force Group as it is today,” he added.