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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Ms. Raelene Murphy

Ms. Raelene Murphy has over 35 years’ experience in strategic, financial and operational leadership in both industry and professional advisory. Raelene specialised in operational and financial restructuring including merger and acquisition integration and was formerly a Managing Director at KordaMentha and a Partner in a national accounting firm. Her industry experience includes CEO of the Delta Group and senior executive roles in the Mars Group.  Raelene is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
Raelene is currently a Non-Executive Director of Altium Limited (ASX: ALU), Bega Cheese Limited (ASX: BGA), Integral Diagnostics Limited (ASX: IDX), Service Stream Limited (ASX: SSM) and Ross House Investments Pty Ltd (Stillwell Motor Group). She was previously a Non-Executive Director of Tassal Group Limited (ASX: TGR) and EVZ Limited (ASX: EVZ).

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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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Ms. Helen Sawczak

Ms. Helen Sawczak is the National CEO of the Australia China Business Council.
Helen started her career as a corporate lawyer at international law firms both in Australia and overseas. In Australia, Helen worked in the China practice of MinterEllison and then moved to Moscow and Kazakhstan to work for Clifford Chance. After returning to Australia, Helen worked as in-house counsel with Alcoa and Telstra and then moved into senior management roles at Australia Post and ANZ Bank. 

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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.