Nov 142017

Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre - Chair

Reference: 1346
Remuneration: Commensurate with experience
Location: HQ in Stirling but Scotland-wide
Closing date: 22 November 2017 at midday

Do you have the skills and expertise to help shape the future growth of the aquaculture industry? The Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) seeks a new Chairperson to provide leadership of the Board.

About SAIC

Established in 2014 by the Scottish Funding Council, SAIC is one of eight Innovation Centres aimed at driving growth in key economic sectors. We connect aquaculture businesses with Scotland's world-class academics, using our £11.1m core funding to deliver applied research solutions for our industry partners. The aim – to increase value, create jobs, and boost social dividend for the Scottish and UK economies.

The role of Chairperson

As SAIC's Chairperson you would:

  • Provide leadership of the Board
  • Set the strategic vision and direction of the organisation
  • Influence senior people within industry, academia and Government
  • Monitor financial performance and ensure accountability to funders
  • Support and manage the CEO, who leads a high-performing team.

Equality and diversity are hugely important to SAIC, and applications are welcomed from talented people from all experiences and perspectives. We especially encourage applications from groups under-represented on Scotland's public bodies and technology companies.

Request an application pack

The deadline for applications is noon on Wednesday 22 November 2017. To request an application pack, including more details about the role, recruitment process and key timings, contact Andrew Butcher at Carlyle on 0131 625 5000 or by emailing

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