Andrew Mallison, the former CEO of the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA), is the latest name to join Seafood People’s Global Executive Advisor Network (GEAN), a group of senior seafood executives set up by the Norway-based recruitment firm with expertise in different areas.

Mallison, who will join the company as an executive partner, is an industry expert in performance management, executive coaching, responsible sourcing and corporate governance, said Seafood People.

Over the course of his career, Mallison has served as global sourcing manager of seafood for high-end UK retailer Marks & Spencer, and in senior management positions with the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), the Marine Ingredients Organisation (IFFO), and GAA.

"Andrew is an organizing force in both non-profit and for-profit organizations," said Thomas Bakke, managing director of Seafood People.

"He understands the social and environmental challenges in our industry and is a value-driven, forward thinker with a keen understanding of the vital relationship between corporate governance and seafood sustainability."

Mallison said he's hoping to help companies mitigate risk by shifting business practices toward sustainability and promoting stewardship initiatives.

Mallison left his role at the Global Aquaculture Alliance in February after just over a year at the helm. He took on the role after serving as director general for IFFO for seven years.

Last week, Seafood People announced Alexander Kolibius would be joining its Global Executive Advisor Network (GEAN).

Seafood People is a specialty firm focusing on executive recruitment, strategy, analysis, project management, communication, and design for the seafood industry.

The firm is headquartered in Bergen, Norway, with advisors located in Chile, the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany and Singapore.