Top executive leaves New Zealand King Salmon

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“We are disappointed to see him leave”. Chief Operating Officer Alan Cook has resigned.

In an update from the salmon farmer NZ King Salmon, the company has reported that aquaculture veteran Alan Cook has resigned as Chief Operating Officer.

He joined the company in February 2019.

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New Zealand King Salmon CEO and Managing Director Grant Rosewarne said: “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. 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.”

Cook – the former Vice President of Marel Fish Seattle – will be returning to Canada with his family, and his last day with the Company will be 10 September.

He has held positions at Marine Harvest (Mowi), Cooke Aquaculture and Icicle Seafoods.

New Zealand King Salmon wrote that it has commenced an executive search to replace Cook.