Seafood Scotland CEO, Donna Fordyce, has joined a four-nations Council to boost food and drink exports and is the only seafood expert invited
- Department for International Trade launches Food and Drink Export Council
- Donna Fordyce, chief executive of Seafood Scotland, joins as founding member to represent Scottish fish and shellfish industry
- Co-chairs are UK Government Minister for Exports Andrew Bowie MP, and Ian Wright CBE, former CEO of the Food and Drink Federation
The Food and Drink Export Council has been established following a recommendation from the Trade and Agricultural Commission, bringing together UK Government, the devolved administrations and industry.
It will use a collaborative approach; harnessing expertise and resource from government and industry across the UK in a collective endeavour to increase agriculture, food and drink exports.
Donna Fordyce said: “Premium Scottish seafood is highly prized in many key markets around the world so I am honoured to be able to contribute to this new Council which is very much focussed on actions. By collaborating and sharing expertise, we can support food and drink producers across the UK to not only increase exports to existing markets but to identify new opportunities too.”
Source: Press Release