Brennan, who has degrees in environmental management and renewable energy from Harper Adams University College and Reading University respectively, has extensive global leadership experience for driving sustainability and environmental programmes.
These include almost five years as sustainability project manager at sportswear and equipment company Puma, and most recently more than six years spent in sustainability roles at clothing chain C&A.
Brennan will lead SeaChange, Thai Union’s integrated sustainability strategy comprised of four programmes: safe and legal labour, responsible sourcing, responsible operations, people and communities.
He will have a keen focus on initiatives such as tuna commitment, sustainable packaging commitment and climate change strategy, said the company in a press release.
Thai Union Group was recently ranked number one on the Seafood Stewardship Index for the second consecutive time for its performance delivering towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
The Thailand-headquartered company operates worldwide with plant facilities in France, Germany, Ghana, Poland, Portugal, Papua New Guinea, Norway, the Seychelles, Vietnam, Thailand and the United States. Its business includes tuna, shrimp, sardines, mackerel, salmon, pet food and prepared foods.
It used to own the Edinburgh Salmon Company processing facility in Dingwall, Scotland but closed it down and later sold the plant to salmon farmer Loch Duart.