Board of Directors
John RyderIndependent Chair
Catriona MacleodIndependent Director
Chiong Yong TiongNon-Executive Director
Grant RosewarneManaging Director & CEO
Jack PorusNon-Executive Director
Carol ChenNon-Executive Director
Paul SteereIndependent Non-Executive Director
Victoria TaylorIndependent Director
MCom (Hons), FCA, CMA
John became a Director of New Zealand King Salmon in 2009. John is a chartered accountant and an active investor and company director. His current roles include Executive Chair of Qestral Corporation Limited and Independent Chair of Direct Capital VI Management Limited. John was inducted into the New Zealand Business Hall of Fame in 2021.
Chiong Yong Tiong
Yong Tiong became a Director of New Zealand King Salmon in 2019. He has extensive experience in timber industries and property development companies. He is Managing Director of Timbergrow Limited and Maraetai Land Development Limited. Yong is also a director of property development company Neil Corporation Limited and is on the board of Saint Kentigern School in Auckland. He also holds a Masters in Finance and Economics from Monash University (Melbourne).
Ms Chen became a Director of New Zealand King Salmon in November 2021. She is the Deputy General Manager of Corporate Strategy and Development at China Resources Enterprise (CRE) with responsibility for mergers and acquisitions initiation and execution. Since joining CRE in 2009 she has participated in various key transactions including the acquisition of Kingway Brewery, joint venture formation for the beverage business and the retail business with Tesco, the privatization of non-beer businesses, the share buyback of China Resources Snow, as well as the minority investments overseas. Carol joined China Resources Group in 2000.
Carol holds a bachelor’s degree of Business Administration from the RMIT University, Australia.
Jack became a Director of New Zealand King Salmon in 2008. Jack is Joint Managing Partner of law firm Glaister Ennor which he joined in 1972. Jack has practiced in all areas of property law, commercial law, trusts
Paul was the founding CEO of New Zealand King Salmon from its formation until 2009 when he became a Director. Paul is currently Chair of Nelson Airport Limited and Director of other substantial private businesses.
GIBio, MSc, PhD, GAICD
Professor Catriona Macleod became a Director of New Zealand King Salmon in 2020. She is a senior scientist with more than 20 years’ experience in marine resource, water and aquaculture management. Catriona has been a key driver in numerous research projects and multi-sectoral partnerships worldwide looking at the environmental and social interactions of aquaculture. She has provided advice and recommendations to inform regulatory policy and the strategic development of sustainable aquaculture activities in Australia and internationally. Her advice is frequently sought on marine and coastal environmental issues, both within Australia and overseas. She has a keen interest in natural resource management, and especially in finding innovative solutions for equitable and sustainable resource allocation. She was a finalist in the Australian Rural Woman of the Year Awards 2010 and was nominated for the Tasmanian Scientist of the Year in 2012. In 2019 her salmon interactions research team took out the prestigious University of Tasmania Medal for Research Excellence, in recognition of their exceptional science on the effects of salmon farming in the coastal zone.
MBA (Executive), BAppSc
Grant was appointed CEO of New Zealand King Salmon in 2009 and became a Director in 2016. He has considerable international sales, marketing
During his time as CEO, Grant has focused on elevating New Zealand King Salmon’s unique products from a premium commodity to a worldwide branded food delicacy. Along with the wider NZKS team, Grant is wholly committed to growing the world’s best salmon and passionately believes that aquaculture can become New Zealand’s most valuable industry and it’s greenest primary industry.
Victoria has a background in the food and beverage industry, working in a variety of consumer branded manufacturing business and has previously held executive positions at the Coca-Cola Company, Griffin’s Foods and Goodman Fielder. Victoria was then a founder, shareholder and COO of a successful food manufacturing business.
She is currently Chair of two privately owned entities in primary industry and employment dispute resolution, a Director of AsureQuality, as well as sitting on the Industry Advisory Board of the High Value Nutrition Science Challenge.
Senior Leadership Team
Grant RosewarneManaging Director & CEO
Jemma McCowanGeneral Manager, Brands & Sustainability
Grant LovellGeneral Manager, Aquaculture
Graeme TregidgaGeneral Manager, Sales
Fiona CouchmanGeneral Manager People and Culture
Richard SmithGeneral Manager Processing
Ben RodgersChief Financial Officer
MBA (Executive), BAppSc
Grant was appointed CEO of New Zealand King Salmon in 2009. During his time as CEO, Grant has focused on elevating New Zealand King Salmon’s unique products from a premium commodity to a worldwide branded food delicacy.
Grant has considerable international sales, marketing
Grant, along with the wider NZKS team, is wholly committed to growing the world’s best salmon and passionately believes that aquaculture can become New Zealand’s most valuable industry and it’s greenest primary industry.
Jemma joined New Zealand King Salmon in 2012 and has overall responsibility for delivering our branding and sustainability programmes. She has 20 years’ experience in marketing management and international business. In June 2019 Jemma was appointed as a Future Director by agribusiness company Scales Corporation, under the Institute of Directors’ programme.
Graeme joined New Zealand King Salmon in 2004. His previous roles included 16 years in the horticulture industry with various roles in processing, sales (internationally and domestic) and management.
Grant first joined New Zealand King Salmon in 1997 as hatchery technician at our Tentburn freshwater facility. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the aquaculture industry in Australia and New Zealand and has held senior positions across both freshwater and seawater operations including management of breeding programmes, fish health and harvest as well as feed and production planning.
Fiona joined NZKS after 15 years as Training and Development Manager with Masterpet based in Wellington. She has a passion for helping people achieve their full potential and creating a highly engaged workforce with a focus on developing high performance teams.
Richard brings a wealth of experience from previous roles at Whittaker’s Chocolate, Moy Park Chicken and Sealord. Previously Projects and Engineering Manager for NZKS, Richard has a full understanding of our processing facilities having worked alongside the team for several years.
Ben joined NZKS in September 2021. He was previously Deputy Chief Financial Officer at Kiwibank based in Wellington. Prior to that he was Deputy Chief Financial Officer with Z Energy for six years and also gained valuable experience in the UK working for Telefonica UK. His work history also includes companies such as Contact Energy, PWC and KPMG.
The Board of New Zealand King Salmon Investments Limited (the Company) is committed to ensuring that the Company meets best practice governance principles and maintains the highest ethical standards. The Corporate Governance Statement provides an overview of the Company’s governance framework. It is structured to follow the NZX Corporate Governance Code (NZX Code) and disclose practices relating to the NZX Code’s recommendations.
The Board believes our governance structures and in particular our remuneration approach meets our strategic objectives. In forming our conclusions we have sought external feedback from shareholders and advisors to challenge our thinking and validate our findings, which we have appreciated.
Corporate Governance Code
The Board of New Zealand King Salmon Investments Limited (the Company) has adopted the following Corporate Governance Code (the Code) on 1 July 2019 which comprises the Board Charter, Board Committee charters and other governance policies. The Board aims to achieve the highest standards of governance. The Code has been established to promote a culture that ensures commitment to and compliance with essential governance principles is at the heart of the Company’s business practices.
The Company is listed on NZX’s Main Board and on ASX as a Foreign Exempt Listing. The Foreign Exempt Listing status requires the Company to comply with the NZX Main Board Listing Rules and regulations (the NZX Rules), and only a small number of ASX’s Listing Rules. This Code only includes requirements relating to the NZX Rules. This Board Charter (Charter) sets out the role, responsibilities, composition, structure and approach of the Board. The Board is legally responsible for the affairs and activities of the Company. The Charter provides guidance for the effective oversight of the Company by the Board on behalf of its shareholders, employees and other material stakeholders.
The Charter should be read in conjunction with the Constitution available below.
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