Board of Directors

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Terry O’Brien - Independent Non-Executive Chairman (Joined January 2017 – Chairman since May 2017)

Over 30 years’ experience as a CEO, CFO and senior executive in the FMCG and textile industry sectors, including Cadbury Schweppes, Pacific Dunlop and Simplot. From 2001 until March 2017 Terry was Managing Director of Simplot Australia, one of Australia’s largest food companies where he led a threefold growth in sales during his tenure as Managing Director.  Terry is also a Director of Food Innovation Australia ltd and Chairman of the Australian Food and Grocery Council. Chairs the Clean Seas remuneration and nominations committee.

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David J Head – Managing Director & CEO (Joined January 2016) 

Over 25 years experience as a CEO, Non-Executive Director and Corporate Advisor in a wide range of industry sectors in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Europe in public and privately owned companies. This includes Chief Executive roles at Pepsi, Lion Nathan, Calum Textile Group and Leigh Mardon Group.

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Paul Steere – Independent Non-Executive Director (Joined May 2010, Chairman May 2012 – May 2017)

Founding CEO of New Zealand King Salmon (NZK) (1994-2009) and Non-Executive Director since 2009. NZK listed on ASX and NZX in October 2016 , is the leading aquaculture company in NZ and the largest Chinook salmon farmer globally.  Chairs and Directorships in Wine, Aviation, Education and Architectural sectors.  Member of the finance, audit and risk committee.

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Nick Burrows – Independent Non-Executive Director (Joined April 2012)

21 years (1988 – 2009) as CFO and Company Secretary of Tassal Group Limited, Australia’s largest aquaculture company. Holds a diverse range of Non-Executive Director and advisory roles. Chairs the Clean Seas Finance, Audit and Risk Management (FARM) Committee with substantial experience in similar roles.   Member of remuneration and nominations committee.

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Hagen Stehr AO – Non-Executive Director (September 2000)

A founding Director with extensive knowledge of and experience in the fishing and aquaculture industries, having been involved in the tuna industry in Australia since 1960.  A Director of Australian Tuna Fisheries Pty Ltd which is Clean Seas’ largest shareholder (9%). Holds leadership roles in a number of Industry Associations.

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Marcus Stehr – Non-Executive Director (September 2000)

Marcus is a founding Director and has over 25 years of hands on experience in marine finfish aquaculture operations encompassing Tuna, Kingfish and Mulloway.   Marcus is Managing Director of Australian Tuna Fisheries Pty Ltd and holds leadership roles in a number of Industry Associations. Member of remuneration and nominations committee.

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Wayne Materne - CFO & Company Secretary

Over 20 years experience in CFO and senior finance roles mainly in the agribusiness and manufacturing sectors with ASX listed and unlisted companies. This includes livestock, forestry and wine / viticulture with companies including Elders, SA Forestry Corporation, Southcorp and Nepenthe.