Whyte, who is currently senior manager of innovation and projects at Tassal, is a marine biologist with 32 years’ experience in aquaculture production and supply companies in Scotland, Australia and New Zealand from Huon Aquaculture to Skretting.
He was previously a technical manager at BioMar’s UK plant in the late nineties, and now will lead the start-up of the company’s first Australian mill.
Whyte is set to take up the new role in BioMar in mid-July 2019.
In March 2017, the Danish fish feed manufacturing group announced an almost DKK 300m (US$45m) investment in a new feed factory in Tasmania. The project was previously moved back a few months due to regulatory processing, but is now said to be progressing to plan. The facility will have annual capacity of about 110,000 tons, said the company.