Austral's Jay Shoesmith Selected for NSILP 2020

Austral's Jay Shoesmith Selected for NSILP 2020
February 05, 2020


Austral Fisheries would like to congratulate our Queensland-based team member Jay Shoesmith on his selection to participate in the 2020 National Seafood Industry leadership Program (NSILP).

Jay is looking forward to the challenges and developmental opportunities that NSILP will expose him to.

"I’m excited to have been accepted into the Program for 2020 and I'm looking forward to meeting and working with the other participants in the program."

The National Seafood Industry Leadership Program 2020 (NSILP 2020) is the leadership platform being delivered through funding from the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) and developed, managed and delivered by Affectus Pty Ltd.

The NSILP 2020 is the only national industry specific leadership program for the Australian seafood industry and was designed in consultation with seafood industry people and with their specific needs in mind. This the eighteenth year of the program and well over two hundred graduates of all ages and from all sectors of the industry including processing, fishing, extension, exporters, importers, marketing, deckhands, indigenous and recreational fishers have now successfully completed the program.

The NSILP 2020 focuses on developing skills that participants can apply at three key levels – personal, business and national industry. Participants are also encouraged to develop and implement plans associated with these three areas.

Graduates have gone on to apply their skills to a wide variety of areas including regional network development, regional and state industry association boards, reference committees and effective business and workplace management. The content of the program ensures that participants are exposed to effective ways of handling conflict, improved communication techniques, the management of efficient meetings, high performance team building, change management and media training. Participants are also exposed to the wide diversity of the Australian seafood industry and some of the different issues facing the industry.

Overall the program’s focus is on giving its participants the right tools and understanding to have a positive impact on their own future, the future of their own businesses and the future of the Australian seafood industry as a whole.

Austral Fisheries have had several previous participants undertake the NSILP, with the most recent graduate being Drew Martin who participated in 2019. Austral are looking forward to seeing Jay progress through the program.