Alan Cook resigns as COO of NZ King Salmon

New Zealand King Salmon Chief Operating Officer Alan Cook has resigned.

Cook, who previously worked in senior leadership positions at Marel and Icicle Seafoods, joined the Nelson, New Zealand-based farmer of king salmon in January 2019. In an announcement via the New Zealand Stock Exchange, the company said Cook will be returning to his native country of Canada with his family, and that his last day at work will be 10 September, 2020.

New Zealand King Salmon has initiated an executive search for a new COO, according to the announcement.

“On behalf of the board and the whole New Zealand King Salmon team, I thank Alan for the outstanding contribution he has made to our company,” New Zealand King Salmon CEO and Managing Director Grant Rosewarne said. “His experience has been valuable in introducing improved farm practices with single year class and upwelling to counter warming sea temperatures in the Sounds. We are disappointed to see him leave and wish him all the best for the future.”

New Zealand King Salmon is the world’s largest aquaculture producer of king salmon, sold under the Ōra King, Regal, Southern Ocean, and Omega Plus brands, as well as the New Zealand King Salmon label.

Photo courtesy of New Zealand King Salmon


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