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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 Alpine Retirement Group 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.
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 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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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 joined New Zealand King Salmon in 2012 to launch the Ōra King brand in New Zealand and abroad. Her previous roles include 15 years in international business development and marketing for food and consumer products based in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
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 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.