The certification program sets global standards for the responsible supply of marine ingredients covering responsible supply, chain of custody and an improver program.
Woodhatch is set to replace the retiring Andrew Jackson. He had been in the role since 2009, when the standard was launched.
Currently, Woodhatch is the head of advocacy with the UK industry authority Seafish. While there, she has worked on developing the organziation's Responsible Fishing Scheme (RFS) standard as it relates to vessels. Previously, she was the chief executive for the trade organization Seafood Scotland.
“Following on from last year’s strategic review, we have arrived at an exciting and interesting time for IFFO RS,” said Jackson in a release on the staffing announcement. “Libby has just the right qualities to lead the standard to even greater success over the coming years and provide an accessible, but credible, standard for marine ingredient producers to aspire to and achieve, in all regions of the world.”