New Zealand King Salmon appoints new CFO

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New Zealand-based company New Zealand (NZ) King Salmon has announced that Ben Rodgers has been appointed to the role of chief financial officer.

In a statement last week, the company announced the selection of Rodgers to the role, who will take the position by September. Rodgers was deputy CFO for Z Energy for six years, and prior to that, worked for Telefonica UK, Contact Energy, PWWC, and KPMG.

“Ben has an impressive background in finance and is currently Deputy CFO with Kiwibank,” the company said.

New Zealand King Salmon began the search for a new CFO when it was announced in January that Andrew Clark had resigned. In an earlier statement, New Zealand King Salmon CEO and Managing Director Grant Rosewarne thanked Clark for his contribution to the company.

“Among his many achievements, most notable was leading us to become a publicly listed company. This has had many benefits, including access to equity funding, more transparency, the opportunity for greater NZ beneficial ownership and improved social license,” Rosewarne said. “Andrew has also made important contributions to our business strategy, from its crafting to implementation, helping to make NZ King Salmon a more profitable and resilient company, plus overseeing the executive efforts and resources employed towards health, safety and risk activities advancing to now best practice.”

Clark’s last day at the company was 6 April.

NZ King Salmon is currently awaiting the result of its Open Ocean Farming application. The consenting process is underway and submitter meetings are expected for mid-2021, with a hearing is expected later in the year, it reported.


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