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SIA announces appointment of Catherine Sayer and Stephanie Kaparos to Board of Directors

Seafood Industry Australia (SIA), the national peak body representing the Australian seafood industry, has announced the appointment of Food SA CEO Catherine Sayer and Clamms Seafood CEO Stephaine Kaparos to their Board of Directors. 

“Following our 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) and on behalf of the SIA Board, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Catherine Sayer and Stephanie Kaparos to the SIA Board of Directors,” SIA Chair Chauncey Hammond said. 

“We look forward to their contribution to both SIA and the interests of the broader Australian seafood industry over the years to come.”

“I have been involved in the seafood industry for many years across many sectors and in many roles – as an industry representative, in fisheries management and on government boards and committees,” Ms Sayer said. 

“The South Australian seafood industry is a critical sector in our state and I am really looking forward to being on the SIA Board to support the whole of the seafood industry nationally.

“Being the CEO of Food South Australia, I have over 10 years experience in managing a peak body and I look forward to providing meaningful input into further building on the success of SIA.”

“I am thrilled to have been selected to join the SIA board,” Ms Kaparos said. 

“I’d like to thank SIA and the seafood community for supporting my nomination. It is a privilege to be elected as a Director, I appreciate your confidence in me in working towards achieving the strategic vision and furthering the success of SIA.

“I look forward to contributing my wealth of knowledge and experience, particularly in the post-harvest sector to provide a practical and pragmatic approach to SIA and the broader industry.”

“I would also like to take the opportunity to again thank SIA Deputy Chair Marshall Betzel and Belinda Wilson as they step away from their SIA Board positions for their contribution over the past four years. Without them, we would not be where we are today,” Mr Hammond said. 

“The calibre of candidates for the Election of Directors was exceptional and I would like to thank everyone who applied. For such a young association we realise how fortunate we are to have such support and interest.”


For more information please contact SIA Communications and Public Affairs Manager Jessica McInerney e: [email protected] or m: 0420 695 431.