Media Release: SIA Welcomes Inaugural CEO

by | Sep 12, 2017


Jane Lovell appointed inaugural CEO of Seafood Industry Australia

Seafood Industry Australia (SIA) has today announced the appointment of Ms Jane Lovell as its inaugural Chief Executive Officer.

SIA is the national peak body for the Australian seafood industry, representing the interests of its members from the wild catch, aquaculture, and post-harvest sectors.

SIA’s Chair, Veronica Papacosta said “the Board is delighted to announce Jane’s appointment. Her strong seafood industry connections, experience working in the fisheries portfolio of the Federal Government and having previously established TQA Australia as the pre-eminent NFP for food safety and quality assurance equip her well for this role.”

“SIA was created to provide the Australian seafood industry with a united voice that is firmly committed to removing obstacles to the sustainable growth of our industry” Ms Papacosta said. “In Jane we believe we have found an energetic and capable CEO to promote, protect and develop our industry on the national and international level.”

Ms Lovell said “I am honoured to be taking on this important position at such a critical stage in the development of SIA. Australian seafood is amongst the best in the world and it is essential that we continue work to develop value for our industry.”

“I am passionate about working with our members to develop a united voice and to ensure that the Australian seafood industry is acknowledged for its incredible quality and value,” Ms Lovell said.

Jane will be available to meet members of SIA at the upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Members Advisory Forum (MAF) on 27 September 2017 in Sydney.

Media contact:

Jane Lovell
0419 554 047

Veronica Papacosta
0409 220 788


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