Director of Sustainability at Inland Seafood Corporation, Mary Smith, has been elected as the new chair of Sea Pact’s advisory board.
Prior to her position at Inland, which she has held for the past three years, Ms Smith held marketing and sustainability roles at Santa Monica Seafood and The Plitt Company.
“I am thrilled to serve as the chair of Sea Pact’s board, especially during such an interesting time in our industry,” she said. “Sea Pact’s focus on pre-competitive collaboration to support member companies and positively impact the global seafood industry has never been more relevant,” she added.
Ms Smith will assume the role for a two year term. “[I] look forward to working closely with her to drive new initiatives of our organisation forward,” said Rob Johnson, managing director of Sea Pact. “We expect her passionate energy, deep supply chain and sustainability knowledge and experience, bright ideas, and strong commitment to the industry will bring great value to our collective efforts and outcomes.”
Sea Pact’s annual meeting will establish next steps for the coming year focused on elevating sustainability in the seafood industry, collaborative partnerships and transformational processes to effect positive change in fisheries and aquaculture systems.