Alistair has been involved in the seafood industry as a researcher, trader, and auditor for almost 20 years. He established importing companies in Japan and the United Kingdom to import and sell tuna at auctions throughout Japan, as well as direct to traders, retailers and restaurants in both countries. In 2010, he began exporting seafood from his Japanese company to a Singaporean based JV he formed with a logistics firm to handle, process, and sell more than 500 types of frozen, chilled and live seafood from over 15 countries. In these companies Alistair has applied his research including the world’s first digital grading and sensory analytical profiling of sashimi grade tuna, and a fillet level traceability system that, in-conjunction with Australia’s CSIRO, demonstrated that DNA traceability from an individual fish down to a piece of sushi through the supply chain is possible.
Jayson has more than 10 years experience in digital innovation. He has worked on projects with top organizations such as Unilever, Facebook, the US State Department and the GSMA. Prior to developing solutions for the seafood supply chain, Jayson worked for one of the largest mobile network operators in Southeast Asia. He also previously served as Head of Marketing for a Swiss based mobile game payments company with more than $50 million in annual revenue and distribution in almost 60 countries worldwide. In that role he led teams across 4 continents and developed the product strategy for a social game platform that gained more than 2 million downloads within the initial months of launch. Jayson has an MBA from Indiana University.
With over 20 years of experience in the aquaculture industry Alastair is recognized internationally for his breakthrough achievements in salmon harvesting and processing and product quality management. He was also the manager of a tuna research farm, a blue mussel grower and founding President of the South Australian Mussel Growers Association, and has helped advise numerous aquaculture companies and investors spread globally in location and species. During this time he has also been deeply involved in nutrition and diet development, environmental monitoring, health management, processing, logistics and product quality in species as diverse as crocodiles, yellowtail kingfish, barramundi, Atlantic salmon, and tuna. In his spare time he is one of the owners of global mountain bike destination concept Over the Edge, purveyors of awesome mtb experiences around the globe.
Mark developed solutions and leads programs with Unilever and Microsoft, MasterCard, ARM, GSMA, Facebook, the Banking Environment Initiative and the United Nations. Mark is also a Member of the Board of Directors of the Sustainable Oceans Alliance Founded at Georgetown University. Before Unilever Mark was CEO of start-up Tone, who led the mFish Initiative in partnership with the U.S. State Department and the GSMA. The mFish Initiative is a public-private partnership that aims to make fishing more sustainable and improve the lives of fishermen and their communities by developing practical solutions that use the power of commercially viable mobile technology. Mark has implemented mobile marketing platforms reaching over 30 countries with brands like Coca-Cola, P&G, ESPN, Nike Jordan and PayPal. Mark’s work has been recognized by the MMA Smarties, One Show, D&AD, Hollywood A-List and Cannes Lions. Mark has a BA from the Boston University College of Communications.
Corey is an expert in sustainable seafood having worked on multiple aspects of seafood supply chains including defining certification standards, designing sustainability improvement programs, and working directly with buyers to overcome challenges in fisheries and aquaculture. He has previously worked with Seafood Watch, the leading seafood sustainability rating system in the US, assessing sustainable aquaculture operations around the world for the species imported into the US and Canada, as well as for World Wildlife Fund developing standards within aquaculture. Corey also developed shrimp standards in Thailand, Vietnam, and Ecuador for the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) and he is currently leading the development of the South East Asian Shrimp Aquaculture Improvement Protocol as well as a Fishery Improvement Project within the Asian Seafood Improvement Collaborative.