About us

Our people

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.

Management team

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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.

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John Allan

Non-Executive Director

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.

Ian Hamilton

Ian Hamilton

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.

Technical team

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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.

Carolina Ferndandez

Dr Carolina Fernandez

Research Scientist

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.

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Dr Dianne Hillyard

Chief Laboratory Officer

BSc and PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Glasgow; extensive knowledge of laboratory techniques & regulatory requirements.

Lisa Melville

Ms Lisa Melville

Laboratory Officer

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 Pablo Casaseca

Data & AI Advisor

Associate Professor University de Valladolid (Spain); Specialist in data science and algorithm development.