The Lucky Star division is engaged mainly in fishing for inshore pelagic species (pilchard and anchovy) and in the production, marketing and distribution of fishmeal and branded canned fish products
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BAA (University of San Diego)
Chief executive officer
Number of years' service – 3
On graduation, Francois joined his family's US-based fishing operations. He returned to South Africa in 1995 as managing director of Namibian Sea Products. He was chief executive officer of I&J for three years prior to being appointed to the Oceana board as chief executive officer in 2009.
Blue Continent Products
Number of years' service – 25
Neville obtained his marketing qualifications with the Institute of Marketing Management in Johannesburg. He worked in various marketing and sales positions at Adcock Ingram, before moving to Federal Marine, and then Oceana as marketing director of the Oceana Fishing Division. Neville was appointed managing director of Oceana Lobster, Calamari Fishing and Lamberts Bay Foods in 2005 and assumed the position of managing director of Blue Continent Products from 1 February 2011.
BA LLB (Rhodes)
Group strategic services director
Number of years' service – 13
Lea was admitted as an attorney in 1989 and practiced as an attorney before joining Transnet as a legal advisor in 1993. She joined Blue Continent Products in 1998, and served as commercial manager and commercial director, before being appointed commercial manager of Oceana in 2001, and in 2007, a member of the board. In 2004 she was appointed group transformation manager and a member of the Oceana executive. In April 2008, she became managing director of Blue Continent Products' Hake Division.
HND in Cost & Management Accounting (CapeTech)
Number of years' service – 1
Lourens worked for I&J from 1994 to 2000 as the administration manager and then national & export distribution manager. He joined Vector in 2000, holding the position of general manager for sales and distribution while it was part of the I&J business and was then appointed as customer and supply chain director at Vector Logistics in 2007. Lourens attended the Executive Development Programme of UCT & Michigan University and is a member of several international industry bodies. He joined Oceana on 1 December 2011.
BCom (Hons) (UCT), CA(SA)
Number of years' service – 11
Barrie joined Oceana as financial director of the Erongo Group in Walvis Bay and, following restructuring in the group, was appointed financial director of Blue Continent Products in 2005. In 2007 Barrie was appointed managing director of Blue Continent Products and group compliance executive from February 2011.
BCompt (Hons) (Unisa), CA(SA)
Number of years' service – 27
Rod joined Oceana in 1985. He held various financial positions in the group before being appointed group financial director in 1991. Rod spent four years in the outdoor advertising industry before joining Oceana.
BSc Bldg Mgmt (UND)
Number of years' service – 13
On graduation, Gavin held various managerial and senior leadership positions in project management, specialised engineering and construction and general management. Gavin joined the Oceana Fishing Division in 1999 and was appointed managing director of Oceana Operations in 2002 and of Lucky Star in 2005.
BSc Mech Eng (Cape Town)
Oceana Lobster, Calamari Fishing and Lamberts Bay Foods
Number of years' service – 2
Suleiman graduated in 1989 and joined I&J in 1990 as a graduate engineer. After progressing into management positions in the engineering and production disciplines of I&J's processing plants, he was appointed operations director in 2004. In this position, which he held until 2010, he provided strategic leadership to I&J's fishing operations. He represents Oceana on a number of fishing industry associations.
BA (Hons) Public Adm (Hallam), CF-CIPD (UK)
Human resources manager
Number of years' service – 15
After graduating from Sheffield Hallam University, UK, in 1994, Jane graduated from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (UK). She spent time working for Safeway Stores, UK, and Pharmaceutical Benefit Management, SA, before joining Oceana in 1997. Jane was appointed group HR manager in 2002.
° Executive director
• Social, ethics and transformation committee
◊ Risk committee
Information as at 8 November 2012.