Our team includes a vibrant mix of experienced executives from the aquaculture, agri-tech, biomedical and finance fields with the technical knowhow and passion of those from the veterinary, biomedical, biological and computer sciences.
Professor Brian Quinn
CEO / Founder
Ecotoxicologist with >20 years’ experience in biomarker development; secured >£3.5 million in research funding; received fellowships from the Canadian and Irish governments; 3 years’ business experience as managing director of family business.
Dr Graeme Dear
Former Managing Director at Marine Harvest Scotland with extensive experience and an established name in the aquaculture sector, working as Consultant in Aquaculture, Poultry and Protein industries.
Former EVP & CTO of the NASDAQ listed Quotient group; >40 years’ experience in healthcare diagnostics industry; extensive knowledge of the global regulatory & in-vitro diagnostics market.
Business Advisor / Consultant
Holds senior positions within the agricultural sector, including Chairman of the dairy genetics business Vytelle (formerly Cogent IVF) and agrochemical supply business Zantra. He also has a consultancy with food safety specialist Anitox, is a Non-Executive Advisor to Wheatsheaf Investments and continues to chair his own private portfolio of companies. Ian holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Agriculture from the University of Edinburgh.
DC Consulting Finance Team
Non-Executive Finance Function
20 years of experience and with £300 million investment raised, will provide ongoing accounting and finance support.
Dr Josip Barisic
Clinical Chemistry Lead
Veterinary degree and PhD from the University of Zagreb Croatia; extensive experience in clinical chemistry and fish health; Has been working on clinical chemistry in fish since 2016.
Dr Carolina Fernandez
Biology degree from Universidad Complutense de Madrid and PhD in Aquatic Veterinary Studies from the University of Stirling in gill Health in Atlantic salmon. Current position funded by SAIC.
Dr Dianne Hillyard
Chief Laboratory Officer
BSc and PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Glasgow; extensive knowledge of laboratory techniques & regulatory requirements.
Ms Lisa Melville
Environmental Health BSC (University of Strathclyde) and MSc in Biomedical Science (University of Glasgow); extensive knowledge of laboratory techniques. Current position funded by SAIC.
Dr Shahadate Rezvy
Data Analysis & AI
BSc and MSc from Shahjalal University of Science and Tech (Bangladesh) and PhD Middlesex University London; data science and algorithm development to enable predictive fish health monitoring. Funded by DEFRA Seafood Innovation Fund (SIF)
Dr Pablo Casaseca
Data & AI Advisor
Associate Professor University de Valladolid (Spain); Specialist in data science and algorithm development.