Salmon industry association chief quits after less than a year in role

“He was not right for us at the moment but a very capable fellow”.

Chief executive of the Tasmanian salmon industry association Andrew Gregson has left, reports The Advocate.

The Tasmanian Salmonid Growers’ Association represents the industry throughout Australia’s island state including Huon Aquaculture, Petuna, Tassal, Saltas and Van Diemen Aquaculture.

Barrister and solicitor Gregson joined the trade association in January 2018. He previously worked as Head of Corporate and Legal Affairs (Russia and Central Asia Cluster) for Imperial Tobacco as well as the chief of staff and state director of the Tasmanian Liberal Party.

Tasmanian Salmonid Growers Association chair Chris Dockray tole the publication that the move was a “mutual parting of ways” and the organisation “wished him well”.

“He was not right for us at the moment but a very capable fellow. Sometimes things just don’t fit and sometimes the way he saw things and the way members saw things don’t necessarily coincide”.

“He introduced some good codes of conduct and led some good policy debates and discussions. So an extremely capable fellow,” Dockray added.

The TSGA has now “moved on and started a process of looking for a replacement,” it said.


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