Senior Management

PHILIP WIESE

Deputy CEO

Role
  • More than 20 years’ commercial management and senior accounting experience and joined Huon in 2008
  • Philip guides and implements Huon’s strategy. He works closely with Huon’s CEO with a key focus on growth of the business. Currently, he is overseeing the implementation of Huon’s Controlled Growth Strategy (see Section 3.6 for further detail)
  • During his time at Huon, the Company has almost doubled its production from approximately 8,000t to the current level of around 15,000t. He also oversaw the Company’s expansion into Macquarie Harbour and the Southern Ocean Trout acquisition
Former roles
  • Philip's former roles include Commercial Management positions with publicly listed companies including Orica Limited as well as a range of Financial Management roles with companies both in Australia and internationally
Education
  • Philip holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa and is a Member of the Institute of Company Directors and a Certified Practising Accountant

STEVE PERCIVAL

General Manager Fish Performance

Role
  • 25 years’ experience in fish farming operations and joined Huon in 1990 as a farm manager
  • Other than short periods during that time, Steve has worked with Huon on an ongoing basis
  • Steve rejoined Huon in a full-time role in 2007
  • Steve manages all farming operations at Huon’s marine leases and fish health in both the marine environment and fresh water operations
  • He has been responsible for preparing a veterinary health plan for Huon which assisted in the Company recently being named Australian Biosecurity Farmer of the Year
  • Steve is well known in the Tasmanian and global aquaculture industry for his in-depth knowledge of fish health and husbandry
  • Steve is a current member of the Global Gill Health Initiative which combines global research and experience
Former roles
  • Steve has been involved in numerous high level industry and government roles incorporating aquatic, animal health, biosecurity and industry focused R&D
Education
  • Steve holds a Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Diploma of Education, both from the University of Queensland

DAVID MITCHELL

General Manager Fresh Water Operations

Role
  • 30 years’ experience in fish farming operations and joined Huon in 2000
  • David manages Huon’s hatcheries, taking salmon from egg to smolt. In addition, his role extends to the marine environment and fish performance from egg to harvest
  • He has been responsible for Huon’s production increases from improved fish performance. This work was exemplified in 2012 when HOG weights did not drop below 4kg in any month of that year
  • He is an active member of the TSGA Technical Committee
Former roles
  • His former roles include being Technical Manager for Marine Harvest Scotland, overseeing their fish farming research activities. He is also a former Director of the British Marine Finfish Association (1993) and Chairman of that Association from 1997 to 2000
Education
  • David has a Bachelor of Science in Marine and Freshwater Biology and a Masters of Science in Aquaculture and Fisheries Management from the Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling. He was awarded Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the Institute of Biomedical and Life Sciences at Glasgow University

DR DAVID MOREHEAD

General Manger Marine Operations

Role
  • 17 years’ experience in aquaculture research, fish farming and project management and joined Huon in 2005
  • David manages the engineering and maintenance workshop, pen construction and mooring divisions as well as procurement of net, pen and mooring components
  • He has been responsible for many of the projects that are currently transforming Huon’s operations including: developing Fortress Pens and driving initial stages of AquaHub development and Forest Home hatchery development
Former roles
  • His former roles include being a research scientist at the Tasmanian Aquaculture and Fisheries Institute, University of Tasmania
Education
  • David holds a Bachelor of Applied Science from Curtin University of Technology, a Graduate Diploma in Antarctic and Southern Ocean Studies with Honours (1st Class) from the University of Tasmania, a PhD. from the School of Aquaculture, University of Tasmania and a Post-doctoral Fellow from the Tasmanian Aquaculture and Fisheries Institute

THOMAS HASELGROVE

CFO and Company Secretary

Role
  • 20 years’ experience within audit, statutory accounting and commerce and joined Huon in 2006
  • Tom manages Huon’s financial strategy, control and compliance and communicating financial results to the management team. His role also includes treasury, compliance, statutory, tax and audit and company secretarial duties
  • He has been responsible for delivering new Rabobank funding facilities in 2012 and 2014 with a new club facility and managed the implementation of various management controls, business and finance systems
Former roles
  • His former roles include a range of financial and commercial positions in the fast moving consumer goods sector such as Chiquita Brands and Southcorp as well as five years at Ernst & Young as a Chartered Accountant and three years as a SAP Business Analyst
Education
  • Tom holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Adelaide and is a Chartered Accountant

CHARLES HUGHES

General Manager Commercial and Planning

Role
  • 18 years’ experience in commercial business development and joined Huon in 2007
  • Charles manages Huon’s long-term financial forecasting and business planning, working closely with the Deputy Chief Executive Officer as well as providing commercial support to the Operational General Managers through the preparation of budgets, fish performance and facilities forecasting
  • Charles has been responsible for providing new perspectives and financial rigour to Huon’s modelling plans and strategies
  • He is a Certified Practising Account and Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia
Former roles
  • His former roles include commercial business transaction, development and planning experience within large corporates such as Coca-Cola Amatil Limited, James Hardie Industries Limited and Wesfarmers Limited
Education
  • Charles holds a Bachelor of Rural Science from the University of New England, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia, a Graduate Diploma in Financial Management from the University of New England and a Graduate Diploma in Business Studies from the University of New England

TONY BAKER

General Manager People, Safety and Culture

Role
  • Over eighteen years’ executive level management experience obtained across multiple sectors including Agriculture, FMCG, Utilities and Corporate Retail. Tony joined Huon in October 2016.
  • Tony has responsibility for leading the Team accountable for delivering Human Resources, Industrial Relations, Organisational Development, Work Health & Safety, Payroll and Risk Management strategy and services for the whole of business.
Former roles
  • His former roles include executive positions with Houston’s Farm, Southern Water, University of Tasmania and Woolworths.
Education
  • Tony holds a Bachelor of Business, Graduate Certificate (Organisational Development), Graduate Diploma (Human Resource Development) from the University of Tasmania and is a Certified Professional Member of the Australian Human Resources Institute.