Tasmanian salmon industry appoint new boss

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Andrew Gregson is now at the helm.

The Tasmanian Salmonid Growers’ Association which represents the industry throughout Australia’s island state including Huon Aquaculture, Petuna, Tassal, Saltas and Van Diemen Aquaculture, has a new CEO.

A barrister and solicitor with qualifications in economics law, from The University of Tasmania and the University of New Mexico, Gregson has also worked as a the chief of staff and state director of the Tasmanian Liberal Party.

Gregson was the former CEO of NSW Irrigators Council and his most recent role was Global Director of Corporate and Legal Affairs for Fontem Ventures, an e-vapour producter. He also spent five years woking for Head of Corporate and Legal Affairs (Russia and Central Asia Cluster) for Imperial Tobacco.

In a press release, Gregson said he was looking forward to the role: “The salmon industry has provided to so many Tasmanians and I’m delighted to now be one of them, My family and I are excited at the chance to work in an industry that has transformed our state for the better.”

He added that “Tasmanians are a great deal more engaged than elsewhere. They like to know what’s going on in their communities and to have input into how things are done. With the TSGA, I’m looking forwward to making sure information is available and to encouraging people to have input into how the salmon industry continues its sustainable growth.”