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High Liner Foods has appointed Paul Jewer as the company’s president & CEO, effective immediately, following a “full search process”.
Having taken on the interim chief executive position in September 2023, Jewer will now serve as the full-time president and CEO of the company.
In August, High Liner Foods announced that its now former chief executive Rod Hepponstall would step down as president and CEO “effective on or before” 2 January 2024.
Prior to his current position, Jewer served as chief financial officer of High Liner Foods since February 2014.
Robert Pace, High Liner Foods’ chair of the board of directors, said: “We believe that Paul is the right candidate to lead the company as the organisation embarks on its next exciting chapter”.
“Over nearly ten years as CFO, Paul has had a significant impact on the organisation, and more recently he has demonstrated the strength of his steady leadership as interim CEO. The board and I have full confidence in Paul and the management team as they lead our ambitious growth agenda.”
Jewer added: “I am incredibly honoured by today’s appointment and appreciate the confidence that the board of directors has placed in me. We have some exciting work ahead of us, and I know that we have the right strategy and people in place to build upon the solid foundation that has been built for nearly 125 years.”
“I look forward to continuing to work with the High Liner team as we deliver on our purpose, Reimaging Seafood to Nourish Life, creating value for all of our stakeholders.”
The company will “immediately commence” a search for a replacement for Jewer in the role of CFO.
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