Kristjan Davidsson, chair and ex-CEO of Icelandic fishing giant Brim, formerly HB Grandi, is joining the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) board of trustees.

He will take up one of the board’s two designated seafood industry seats in late July.

Davidsson’s appointment to the MSC board will ensure it retains a balance of trustees from the fishing industry, academia, NGOs, retailers and other fields, said the group.

The MSC board may have a membership of up to 15 trustees and is composed of a mixture of non-designated seats and designated sector seats.

The eight designated seats comprise of two seats for each of the following sectors: seafood industry, conservation, market and marine science.

Davidsson joins a diverse set of executives including among others Tesco sourcing director Giles Bolton, former European Union Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki and former managing director of New Zealand fishing company Sanford Eric Barratt.