Chris’s background means he has a deep understanding of quay-side realities as well as the political complexities of the fisheries involved. As CEO for one of the largest Producer Organisations in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, Chris is responsible for the effective leadership and representation of the CFPO in all areas of its operation. He leads on the development and implementation of CFPO policies and strategies at local, national and international level. He has overall responsibility for the efficient management of multi-million-pound quota holdings and days at sea allocations as well as being accountable for strategic management of the CFPO and all public relations.
Andy plays a key role in the functioning of the CFPO and often deals with the immediate day-to-day concerns of members.
Andy is a Seafish approved trainer and works on new entrant programmes working to attract new people into the fishing industry. He also leads ‘Net to Plate’ days for schools, higher education establishments and the wider general public, highlighting the diversity, sustainability and importance of the fishing industry.