Board of Directors

John Ryder
Independent Chairman
Catriona Macleod
Independent Director
Chiong Yong Tiong
Non-Executive Director
Grant Rosewarne
Managing Director & CEO
Jack Porus
Non-Executive Director
Lai Po Sing, Tomakin
Non-Executive Director
Paul Steere
Independent Non-Executive Director

John Ryder

MCom (Hons), FCA, CMA

John became a director of New Zealand King Salmon in 2009. John is an active investor and company director, and his current roles include Executive Chairman of Qestral Corporation Limited and Independent Chairman of Direct Capital IV Management. John was the co-founder of NZX listed Ryman Healthcare Limited (where he was co-Managing Director) and was a director of NZX listed Michael Hill International Limited. He was involved in the initial public offering of both of these companies. John is a Chartered Accountant.

Chiong Yong Tiong

MCom, BCom

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).

Lai Po Sing, Tomakin

MBA, BBA, FCPA, FCA, FCCA, FCIS, FCS, CIA, CRMA, CISA

Mr Lai has extensive experience in internal and external auditing, finance and accounting. Mr Lai, who joined as a non-executive director in 2019, is a Director of China Resources Ng Fung Limited, which holds a 9.96% shareholding in the company, and is also the Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of China Resources Enterprise Limited. He is the Executive Director, the Chief Financial Officer and the Company Secretary of China Resources Beer (Holdings) Company Limited, which is listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange. He is a non-executive director of Scales Corporation Limited, which is listed on the NZX.

In addition to being a Fellow Certified Public Accountant of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, he is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators in the UK and of the Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries.

Jack Porus

BCom, LLB

Jack has been a director of New Zealand King Salmon since 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 and estate planning and is an experienced mediator. Jack is currently the chairman of Pinnacle Life Limited and a director of Neil Corporation Limited, Norfolk Financial Management Limited as well as other substantial private businesses, and is a trustee of numerous personal and charitable trusts. Jack is a nominated appointee for major New Zealand King Salmon shareholder Oregon Group.

Paul Steere

Paul was the founding CEO of New Zealand King Salmon from its formation to 2009 and has been a director of New Zealand King Salmon since 2009. Paul has a background in manufacturing, international trade and fast moving consumer goods having previously held senior executive positions with a British multinational including in Hong Kong and Singapore before joining the NZ Dairy Board as a General Manager for eight years. Paul is currently Chairman of ASX listed Cleanseas Tuna Limited, Chairman of Nelson Airport Limited, a Councillor of Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology and a director of other substantial private businesses. He served on the National Board of New Zealand Red Cross and its Foundation from 2003 to 2013.

Catriona Macleod

GIBio, MSc, PhD, GAICD

Associate Professor Catriona Macleod is a senior scientist with more than 20 years’ experience in marine resource, water and aquaculture management. She 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.

Grant Rosewarne

MBA (Executive), BAppSc

Grant has considerable international fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sales, marketing and general management experience. Grant has worked across a number of FMCG categories including dairy, wine, fresh produce, and dry grocery, as well as foodservice segments from cafes to fine dining. Grant’s international business expertise spans Britain, Europe and Australasia, with blue chip companies such as Unilever, Cerebos and Douwe Egberts/Sara Lee.

Grant was appointed CEO of New Zealand King Salmon (NZKS) 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, 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.

Senior Leadership Team

Grant Rosewarne
Managing Director & CEO
Jemma McCowan
General Manager, Brands & Sustainability
Alan Cook
Chief Operating Officer
Andrew Clark
Chief Financial Officer
Graeme Tregidga
General Manager, Sales
Shaun Young
General Manager, Supply Chain

Grant Rosewarne

MBA (Executive), BAppSc

Grant has considerable international fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sales, marketing and general management experience. Grant has worked across a number of FMCG categories including dairy, wine, fresh produce, and dry grocery, as well as foodservice segments from cafes to fine dining. Grant’s international business expertise spans Britain, Europe and Australasia, with blue chip companies such as Unilever, Cerebos and Douwe Egberts/Sara Lee.

Grant was appointed CEO of New Zealand King Salmon (NZKS) 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, 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.

Andrew Clark

BCom, CA

Andrew joined New Zealand King Salmon in 2011. His previous roles include 17 years in the dairy industry where he occupied a number of senior finance roles in New Zealand, the United States, Venezuela and Uruguay.

Jemma McCowan

BCom, BA

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 Tregidga

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.

Shaun Young

BCom

Shaun Young has been with New Zealand King Salmon since 2008. He was based in Auckland as General Manager Retail Sales & Marketing before moving to Nelson in early 2015 to take up the role of General Manager Supply Chain. Previously he worked with Goodman Fielder and Cadbury in sales management and analytical roles.

Alan Cook

BA

Alan joined New Zealand King Salmon in 2019. His previous roles include 20 years’ senior management in the aquaculture industry, Alan’s career has seen him work in salmon farming on both coasts of Canada, Chile and in Washington State on the US west coast.

Governance

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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