M.Sc (Fisheries Science & Aquaculture)
Gavin has been inflicted with the aquaculture gene since birth and is highly motivated to make a difference on the continent. He has been on the front end of both successes and failures in the sector and feels the experiences over the last 20 years is of great assistance to unlocking the real potential within aquaculture in Africa.
M.Sc (Agric) – Animal Science & Aquaculture
Willem’s career in aquaculture stems from a love for the sea. The largest part of his 15-year work experience comes from planning and managing commercial aquaculture projects in remote areas. This first-hand experience allows him to relate to the challenges faced by operators within the industry.
Project Manager – East Africa
Chris is a passionate and dedicated individual that has over 12 years of experience in the aquaculture industry. From humble beginnings as a farm manager to the design, building, commissioning and management of an extrusion facility for specialised aquaculture feeds – Chris has gained experience and knowledge in multiple disciplines within the industry. A core principle in his approach is embedded in building strong relationships and working collaboratively within the industry to harness the intrinsic potential aquaculture has to offer the global community.
John Henry Collins
John Henry joined the aquaculture family since the start of 2018 after completing his articles. To date he has gained experience and knowledge from projects across Africa. John enjoys the serious, as well as the lighter side of life and loves nature, technology, cloud-based accounting software, working with people, and playing the drums. He is eager to learn, to share knowledge, and to add value wherever he goes.
Mozambique Livelihoods Program Manager
Louis is a S A provincial fisherman which has driven his love for fish and aquaculture. He has significant experience in commercial abalone sector: production management for one of the big farms and more recently the GM of a packing and processing plant based in Hermanus. He is now focussed on driving with the development of commercially sustainable livelihood programs in Mozambique.
Martyn de Jong
M.Sc Ichthyology and Fisheries Science
Assistant Manager: Livelihoods Program
A recent M.Sc graduate in Ichthyology, Tyn brings a strong academic and analytics side to ACMS. His primary interest is to promote and develop sustainable linkages within commercial aquaculture, with a current focus on developments for ACMS in Mozambique.
Office assistant: part time
Belinda assists with the crucial bits behind the scenes: admin, accounting, organisational.
Alan De Boer
BA. AgriBus (Aquaculture)
ACMS Field Survey Associate, Future Fish Africa Director
Alan has worked on many aquaculture projects around the world. He has long been fascinated by water and the life it contains which drives the need for a sustainability based retool, rethink and redesign of the way we use water to live and feed ourselves. Alan and ACMS are developing a new company in East Africa in which to collaborate his background in engineering and aquaculture to develop and innovate sustainable aquaculture systems designed to withstand Africa.