Iain Gatward

        Iain Gatward - Marine Business Development Consultant

Marine Business Development Consultant

I joined SAMS in July 2019, having worked in consulting for nearly 15 years up to Board level.  I have been fortunate to work internationally across disciplines and sectors, focusing largely on aquaculture in Scotland and Sub-Saharan Africa.  I am delighted to be part of the SAMS team looking ahead and growing the business into new and exciting areas of marine science and research.

As Marine Business Development Consultant within the Enterprise Division, I am focused on growing the business opportunities for SAMS within marine science areas of core competency.  I have a diverse role which involves working with the team to prepare tenders and identify / develop new opportunities, through to delivery of project management and consulting when required.  I also work with clients to maintain strong business relationships and ensure efficient delivery of project objectives so that we meet our high Quality Management standards.

Contact details:
  • Iain.Gatward@sams.ac.uk
  • +44 (0)1631 559331


2005: MSc Aquaculture - University of Stirling

2003: BSc (Hons) Marine Biology - University of Stirling


Employment history

6 Years: Senior consultant / Director - Imani Enterprise Ltd.

2 Years: Senior consultant - Imani Consultants Ltd. (Malawi)

1 Year: Senior consultant - Imani Enterprise Ltd. University of Stirling

1 Year: Consultant / Technical Administrator (PT) - Royal Haskoning

2 Years: Graduate Consultant - Mouchel Parkman