Gavin Johnston

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.


Willem Schoonbee

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.

Chris Parker

P.DIP (Aquaculture)

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


Financial Manager

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.

Louis Bredell

Project 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

Data Analyst – East Africa

Tyn, being a keen fisherman, has always been interested in aquatic life. He brings a strong academic and analytics side to ACMS. His primary interest is to promote and develop sustainable linkages within commercial aquaculture. He is now focused on data management/training and production modelling for commercial farms in East Africa.

Arissa Greeff

B.Sc (Agric) – Animal Science & Aquaculture

Data Analyst & Environmental Specialist – East Africa

Arissa has always had a love for the sea and a passion for nature conservation. She started her career as an environmental specialist on a commercial ocean trout farm based in the West Coast, where she gained experience and knowledge in aquaculture. She has a keen focus on promoting and implementing environmental sustainability in commercial farms in East Africa.

Belinda Malan

Office assistant: part time

Belinda assists with the crucial bits behind the scenes: admin, accounting, organisational.