SKRETTING boss Steven Rafferty has resigned, it was announced this week. According to reports, he will stand down in September.
Rafferty worked with Marine Harvest from 1993, and remained with the company when it was acquired by Nutreco (Skretting’s owner).
He had roles in Scotland, Chile and the US, rising to chief farming officer in 2005. He left to join Nutreco in 2012, after it had sold Marine Harvest.
The Scot has been based in Stavanger in Norway as managing director of Skretting Global Salmon and Fish Feed Southern Europe and as a member of the Nutreco executive committee. But he said he will relocate if necessary and hopes to stay within the aquaculture sector.
He is believed to be the highest paid seafood executive in Norway, with a total remuneration of NOK 9 million in 2015, according to Intrafish.
Nutreco chief executive Knut Nesse said: ‘We are very thankful for Steven’s contribution to Nutreco during the nearly two decades he served our company.
‘During his last tenure, our fish feed business maintained a strong and consistent performance and growth. We wish him a lot of success going forward.’