Hazel Wade is Loch Duart's new operations director. "I’m thrilled to take on this role," said Wade, who has worked for the salmon farmer for 18 years.

Loch Duart promotes operations manager to director

Hazel Wade has experience, passion and a proven track record, says MD


Scotland salmon farmer Loch Duart has appointed operations manager Hazel Wade as the company’s operations director with immediate effect.

Wade, who has worked for the Scourie-based company for more than 18 years, said: “It’s rare to have a job where you get to see the results of your work grow in front of you, from tiny eggs into fit, healthy adult salmon.

“I’m thrilled to take on this role and to work with our dedicated farm teams to care for our salmon in this beautiful environment. I’m looking forward to continuing to expand Loch Duart’s reputation for raising world-class salmon.”

Great confidence

Loch Duart managing director Mark Warrington said: “To have someone with Hazel’s experience and passion leading our farm operations gives me great confidence for our plans to ensure even more people can enjoy our unrivalled Loch Duart salmon in the future.

“Hazel has a proven track record for ensuring our salmon are raised to the highest standards of welfare and quality.”

Loch Duart produces around 6,000 tonnes of salmon a year at farms in Sutherland and the Outer Hebrides, and last year acquired five sites in Skye from Scotland’s second largest salmon producer, Scottish Sea Farms. The new sites, which require re-equipping, have a combined maximum allowed biomass of 9,694 tonnes.