And the award goes to…

Congratulations Chief IFCO Mark Southerton who has been named the winner of this year’s Jon Green Award for Excellence! After taking over as Chief IFCO at the start of the pandemic, Mark has led the team through a very difficult 18-months with openness and care, as well as going above and beyond the call of duty in his new position, including acting as an IFCA representative on national task groups.

NIFCA Chair, Les Weller, was pleased to pass the award over to Mark who follows last year’s winner, Katy Smart, making him the second NIFCA employee to have his name added to the plaque.

This award is dedicated to former Deputy Chief IFCO, Jon green who gave many years of service to NIFCA and the Sea Fisheries Committee. Jon sadly passed away in 2020. We are pleased to be able keep his memory alive with this annual award, which is presented to hard-working colleagues, old and new.