Former Huon chief joins Cooke in Canada

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Philip Wiese

Cooke Aquaculture has appointed former Huon Chief Executive Philip Wiese as Managing Director of its East Coast aquaculture operations in Canada.

The Tasmania-based Huon Aquaculture Group Limited, Australia’s second largest salmon farming business, was acquired by Brazilian meat giant JBS last year.

Wiese brings significant aquaculture expertise to Cooke, having successfully delivered for nearly 15 years with Huon including as Chief Financial Officer with responsibility for financial management, information technology, human resources and operations.

Wiese is also a former Director of the Tasmania Salmon Growers Association, where he led collaboration across the Tasmanian salmon industry and managed the Tasmanian salmon brand globally. He has held various senior commercial management roles in finance, insurance and trading in the manufacturing, distribution and retail business areas.

Cooke said its decision to create the role of Managing Director of East Coast Aquaculture Operations has been brought about by the company’s significant growth over the past few years.

Reporting to Glenn Cooke, Chief Executive Officer, the Managing Director will oversee and lead all operations of Cooke Aquaculture’s Atlantic Canadian organisation.