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SIA announces resignation of CEO – Seafood Industry Australia (SIA) has announced the resignation of CEO Jane Lovell, effective immediately.

SIA Chair Veronica Papacosta thanked Ms Lovell for her contribution to the Australian seafood industry and the organisation.

“On behalf of the SIA Board, staff, and our body of members, we want to thank Jane for her passionate advocacy,” Ms Papacosta said.

“As SIA’s inaugural CEO Jane played a significant role in developing the organisation as it stands today.

“Jane was instrumental in securing $10 million to waive AFMA fees for Commonwealth fishers, and the $110 million International Freight Assistance Mechanism, to get Australian seafood back into key international markets amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“Her departure marks a period of transformation and growth for SIA, and now it is time for us to look towards the future.

“Jane served the industry tirelessly during her tenure, we thank her for her leadership and passion. We wish her every success in her future endeavours.”

SIA Chairperson Veronica Papacosta will act as CEO until an Interim CEO is appointed.


About Seafood Industry Australia (SIA)

Seafood Industry Australia (SIA) is the national peak body which represents the Australian seafood industry as a whole, including members from wild catch, aquaculture and post-harvest sectors.

As the voice of Australian seafood, SIA provides consumers, Government and other stakeholders with confident and united representation. Our unity indicates that we all love what we do, we stand by our products and that those products are the best in the world.

SIA provides services identified through a process involving member input to fill a critical gap that currently exists, to have more influence on Government decisions, to act as a national industry voice, to be a marketing and communications hub, and to remove obstacles to growth standing in the way of the Australian seafood industry.

Our vision is for the Australian seafood industry to be United, Effective and Respected. Our mission is to PromoteProtect and Develop the Australian seafood industry on the national and international level.