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Structure & Governance

About Our Corporate Structure

Our corporate headquarters are in Nova Scotia. Our registered Head Office is in Lunenburg, NS where our Corporate Shared Services primarily reside.  We also have a Corporate Head Office in Halifax, NS. We are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol HLF.

In Canada, High Liner Foods sales, marketing and product development is based in Mississauga, Ontario and focuses on serving the Canadian retail and foodservice markets. It is the home of High Liner, Canada's leading frozen processed seafood brand. 

In the United States, High Liner Foods is headquartered in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and oversees the sales and marketing as well as production and distribution for all retail, club and foodservice markets in the USA.  

High Liner Foods is the largest prepared seafood processing operation in North America, producing a wide range of products, from breaded and battered items to seafood entrees in its Lunenburg, NS, Newport News, VA, and Portsmouth, NH manufacturing facilities. Although our roots are in the Atlantic Canadian fishery, we obtain our seafood, raw material and some finished goods for the operation from supply channels around the world, including Europe, East Asia, South America and Alaska.

Finished product in North America is held in our modern cold storage facilities, located in Lunenburg, NS, Peabody, MA, Portsmouth, NH, Newport News, VA and at third-party cold storage centers, and is distributed throughout North America.

From our corporate headquarters in Nova Scotia, we have transformed our long and proud heritage into worldwide seafood expertise. We deliver on the expectations of consumers by selling seafood products that respond to their demands for sustainable, tasty, and nutritious seafood at good value.


High Liner Foods is committed to good corporate governance. 

We understand that our success is built on your trust. That’s why our Board of Directors undertakes an annual review of our governance structures and practices in reference to all regulatory requirements and good practices. The Board has continuously improved governance practices throughout the High Liner Foods’ organization.

The Statement of Corporate Governance's Practices in the Company’s most recent Management Information Circular provides a complete description of High Liner Foods’ approach to corporate governance. We have included on this page the policies and documents that help us to maintain a culture imbued with our core value of integrity. 

  • Accessibility at High Liner Foods

    High Liner Foods is committed to providing an accessible environment where all individuals have equal access to High Liner's goods and services in a way that respects the dignity and independence of people with disabilities. High Liner is committed to providing equitable treatment with respect to employment and services to employees and customers, providing accommodation where required. We will identify, remove and prevent barriers for persons with disabilities and meet the needs of persons with a disability in a timely manner. Please see our:

    Accessibility Policy:  HLF Accessibility Policy

    Multi-Year Accessibility:  HLF AODA Multi-Year Accessibility Plan 

  • Our Board of Directors

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    The Honourable Scott Brison
    Audit Committee and Human Resources Committee

    Montreal, QC
    Director since 2022

    The Honourable Scott Brison is the Vice-Chair, of BMO Wealth. He was elected MP for the riding of Kings-Hants seven consecutive times over 21 years. During his time in government, Mr. Brison served in many positions, including as the President of the Treasury Board, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and as a Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister with an emphasis on Canada-US relations. He is a member of the Trilateral Commission and serves on numerous boards, including the Canada-China and Canadian-American Business Councils. In June 2020, Mr. Brison became Dalhousie University’s eighth chancellor.

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    Joan Chow
    Audit Committee (Chair), Executive Committee and Governance Committee

    Oak Park, IL
    Director since 2017

    Ms. Chow has held many different senior executive roles over the course of her career, including former Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, ConAgra Foods (now known as Conagra Brands) and former Chief Marketing Officer of the Greater Chicago Food Depository. She is a director of Energy Recovery Inc. where she is a member of the Audit and Compensation committees. She also serves on the board of Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc. where she serves as a member of the Audit committee. She has previously served as Chair of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Governance Committee of Welbilt Inc., and a Director of  The Manitowoc Company, RC2 Corporation and Feeding America. 

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    Rob Dexter, Q.C.
    Human Resources Committee

    Halifax, NS
    Director since 1992

    Chairman and CEO of Maritime Travel Inc., operating in excess of 90 travel shops in Canada under the trade names “Maritime Travel”, and “LeGrow’s Travel”. He is a director of BCE Inc. and Bell Canada. He was former Counsel of Stewart McKelvey, and former Chairman of the Board for both Empire Company Limited and Sobeys Inc. and Wajax Corporation.

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    Andy Hennigar

    Wellington, NS
    Director since 2020

    Director of Thornridge Holdings Limited, the holder of 34.6% of the common shares of High Liner Foods, and was a previous director of High Liner Foods from May 2015 to May 2018. 

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    David Hennigar

    Bedford, NS
    Director since 1984

    Executive Chairman of Thornridge Holdings Limited, the holder of 34.6% of the common shares of High Liner Foods, and a director of other public and private companies.

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    Shelly Jamieson
    Governance Committee (Chair) and Executive Committee

    Toronto, ON
    Director since 2012

    Ms. Jamieson is the Chair of the Board of Sienna Senior Living and sits on Audit, Governance and Quality committees of the board. She is a previous board member of Ontario Health and several other not-for-profit boards and foundations. She retired from the CEO position of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer. Ms. Jamieson was formerly Secretary of Cabinet and Head of the Ontario Public Service, and was previously Ontario's Deputy Minister of Transportation and President of Extendicare Canada. She is a member of the Women's Executive Network Top 100 - Hall of Fame.

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    Paul Jewer, FCPA, FCA, ICD.D
    Executive Committee

    Paul was appointed as President & Chief Executive Officer in December 2023. Previous to that he served as the Company's Chief Financial Officer, since February 2014.

    Prior to joining High Liner Foods in 2014, Paul was CFO with Sobeys Inc., a leading Canadian grocery and food distributor. He is a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA) and began his career with Ernst & Young LLP providing audit, tax, valuation and business advisory services for a variety of clients in various business sectors. Prior to joining Sobeys Inc. in 2003, he held a number of progressively senior finance positions in the technology sector.

    Paul graduated in 1994 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Acadia University. In 1997 he received his Chartered Accountant's designation.  

    Paul is an Honorary Governor of the Board of Governors of Acadia University, having completed a seven-year term as Chair of the Board. Paul is also past Chair of the Board of Governors of the Halifax Grammar School and is a member of the Advisory Board of FM Global Canada. Paul is a director of Sport Nova Scotia holding the position of Vice Chair Finance.

    Pamela Kohn
    Pamela Kohn
    Audit Committee, Human Resources Committee and Governance Committee

    Ms. Kohn is the Senior Vice President and Chief Merchandising Officer of Rite-Aid.  She has held other executive roles including Chief Merchandising Officer of Sally Beauty, as well as Chief Merchandising and Marketing Officer of Family Dollar, a division of Dollar Tree, and before that, Fresh Market. Ms. Kohn's earlier career included 13 years at Walmart, including such roles as President, U.S. Realty and EVP, Merchandise Services, as well as an early foundation at Food Lion across, buying, merchandising and operations functions. Ms. Kohn is an independent board director of Americold Realty Trust, Inc. and sits on the advisory board of Pairwise. 

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    Jolene Mahody
    Human Resources Committee (Chair), Audit Committee, Executive Committee and Governance Committee

    Halifax, NS
    Director since 2014

    Is Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer of Chorus Aviation Inc. She has previously held the position of Executive Vice President & CFO, Chorus Aviation Inc. and prior to that held positions at Jazz Air LP, a subsidiary of Chorus, which included Chief Operating Officer; Director, Finance; Director, Commercial and Resource Planning; Director, Six Sigma, and Director, Corporate Strategy. She serves on several not-for-profit boards and received her Fellowship Charter Accountant designation in 2013.

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    Andy Miller
    Human Resources Committee

    St. John's, NL
    Director since 2012

    Former Managing Director of Linco Foods Systems B.V. of Doesburg, Netherlands, former Chief Marketing Officer of Linco Foods Systems of Trige, Denmark and former CEO Linco Foods Systems A/S. He is a board member of Baader Food Systems USA (formerly Baader Linco Inc.), based out of Kansas City, a board member of Baader North America Corp and an executive board member of The Canadian Center for Fisheries Innovation. President of Andy Miller Consulting in St. John's, Newfoundland. 

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    Robert Pace
    Chair of the Board, Executive Committee (Chair) and Governance Committee

    Halifax, NS
    Director since 1998

    President and Chief Executive Officer of The Pace Group Limited, a private holding company. Chairman Maritime Broadcasting System, owner and operator of 23 radio stations in the Maritimes. Mr. Pace is former Chairman of the Board of Directors of Canadian National Railway Company and continues to serve on as director of several private companies.

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    Frank van Schaayk
    Human Resources Committee

    Marion Bridge, NS
    Director since November 2014

    Held various executive roles within McCain from 1992 until his retirement in October 2014 with his most current role being Regional President - The Americas.   Mr. van Schaayk holds a director role on various Boards for other private and not-for-profit entities and is a member of the Board of Governors of Saint Francis Xavier University, the Board of the Verschuren Center for Sustainability.

  • Contact our Board

    You may communicate with the Board of Directors through the Corporate Secretary's office in the following manner:

    High Liner Foods Inc. Board of Directors
    c/o Corporate Secretary
    100 Battery Point, P.O.Box 910
    Lunenburg, N.S.
    B0J 2C0


    Email the Board of Directors 

    Matters relating to the Corporation's accounting, internal accounting controls or auditing matters will be referred to the Audit Committee. Other matters will be referred to the Board Chair or others as appropriate.