Doug Paulin

CEO at Sealord Group Limited

In this role Doug leads Sealord Operations which is responsible for:

The catching and processing of fish caught in NZ, Australia and Indian Ocean Waters

The operations of King Reef Barramundi farm in Australia; and

Sealord interests in mussels, Westfleet, Petuna Deepsea Fishing and Australian Longline.

Prior to Sealord Doug worked as CEO of Hubbard Foods Ltd until joining the Sealord in June 2011. Hubbard Foods is a FMCG cereal manufacturer who primarily services grocery retailers in NZ and Australia. Doug has also spent 13 years at Lion Nathan starting in their graduate programme in 1992. During this time Doug spent seven years in the sales function and four years in marketing. His roles during this time included Regional Sales Director for Auckland region and Brands Director.

Doug also spent two years as part of the Lion Nathan strategic team where he led Lion’s entry to the Grocery channel in 1999.

Doug has a BCom/LLB from the University of Otago, a Masters in Business Administration from Henley Management College in England and an Advanced Management Program from Harvard University.

Doug’s whakapapa links him to Ngati Porou and Ngati Raukawa.



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