Benchmark Committee Members

The Benchmarking Process is voluntary and designed to be independent, impartial and transparent. To ensure the process remains so, GSSI recruits independent experts to provide objective assessments against the Benchmark Framework. The schemes are assessed by an Independent Expert (includes an on-site visit), and reviewed by a Benchmark Committee, on 186 Essential Components and 137 Supplementary components across four performance areas.

An Independent Expert has, as a minimum, a university degree in a scientific discipline and have a minimum of 10 years full-time experience in quality management in aquaculture, fisheries or a related marine science. They will have specialized in areas such as quality assurance, quality management, production and manufacturing, retailing, inspection, auditing or enforcement.

Josanna Busby

Josanna Busby

Category Manager, Seafood, Sidecase, Frozen Meats & Seafood, Food Lion, LLC

Rebecca Clarkson

Rebecca Clarkson

Environment Manager, Aquaculture New Zealand

Lee Cocker

Lee Cocker

Aquaculture Manager, Seafish

Steve Minor

Steve Minor

Managing Partner, Ocean2Table Alaska, LLC

Gregg Small

Gregg Small

Adjunct Faculty, Washington State University, Food Science Innovation Center

 

Dr. Belinda Yaxley

Dr. Belinda Yaxley

Sustainability and Accreditation Officer, Petuna Aquaculture

Paul Tuda

Paul Tuda

Fisheries Scientist