Long-time aquaculture executive Ed Ley-Wilson is joining Scotland's Sustainable Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) as director of innovation and business development, replacing outgoing Director of Innovation and Engagement Sarah Riddle.

Most recently head of aquaculture at Scottish salmon farmer Aquascot, Ley-Wilson has 16 years of experience in salmon farming, food processing, and retailer engagement, with particular expertise in fish welfare and feed alternatives.

After more than three years at SAIC, Riddle left to focus on her family business.

During Riddle’s time with SAIC, the innovation center saw its membership rise past 340 organizations, reached the milestone of 100 funded R&D projects, and captured £4.67