Posts by Donna Wells

Fleur Sullivan – Fleur’s Place

By Donna Wells / February 28, 2017

Moeraki, Otago Fleur D.R. Sullivan The Walruss & the Carpenter Ltd. t/a Fleurs Place   My life in Moeraki and my entry into “Women in Seafood” came via a serious commitment to sourcing and serving naturally good food from the region, wherever I have lived. This started from the time a great Aunt squirted the…

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Claire Webber

By Donna Wells / January 31, 2017

CLAIRE WEBBER – RESEARCH AND LIAISON OFFICER, AUSTRALIAN SOUTHERN BLUEFIN TUNA INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION BACKGROUND I was not raised in a fishing family, but I did grow up in the fishing town of Port Lincoln, South Australia, Southern Bluefin Tuna capital of the world and home of Australia’s largest fishing fleet, located on the tip of…

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Donna Wells

By Donna Wells / December 31, 2016

Kia ora and welcome to my profile. I am the Chief Executive, owner, and sole Director of Finestkind Limited, a business established in December 2000. Finestkind has become a multi award winning company specializing in quota trading, exporting of fresh chilled fish and seafood promotion. I was born and raised in Auckland and am of…

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Christine Aston

By Donna Wells / November 30, 2016

My introduction to the fishing industry was when I married Craig. Our accountant said to me “Leave the fishing to Craig and you and I will do the rest”. I came from a nursing background and was originally from the North Island. That was 30 years ago and I’m still doing the book work for…

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Nici Gibbs

By Donna Wells / October 31, 2016

Nici Gibbs Director, Fathom Consulting Ltd I’ve been a policy advisor to the seafood industry for seventeen years now, but it all started by accident. Back in 1999 I dropped into a bar to help farewell an ex-colleague and I ended up chatting to a manager from the recently-established Seafood Industry Council (SeaFIC).  Next thing…

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Jenny Cooper

By Donna Wells / September 30, 2016

Jenny Cooper Compliance Manager – Westhaven Marketing Ltd. After completing a B.Com(Ag) majoring in Economics and marketing, my business interests have always been involved in marketing and exporting primary products: berry fruit, dairy and shellfish. My current role is in compliance at Westhaven. The role of compliance for “wild caught, safe sustainable seafood”, and traceability…

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Rachel Taulelei

By Donna Wells / August 30, 2016

Rachel Taulelei Rachel Taulelei (Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga, Ngāti Rarua and Ngāti Koata), CEO Kono NZ This month Finest Kind is profiling Rachel Taulelei (Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga, Ngāti Rarua and Ngāti Koata), CEO Kono NZ.  Rachel was recently interviewed by the US Ambassador’s wife, Nancy Gilbert – rather than recreate the wheel,…

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Reni Wereta-Gargiulo

By Donna Wells / July 31, 2016

Kiwi Kai Reni Wereta-Gargiulo, Owner and Business Manager Reni Wereta-Gargiulo (NZ DipBus) has a diverse background in marketing, promotion, business administration and tourism to mention a few.  Entrepreneurial skills inherited from ancestors on her mother’s side (O’Carroll) coupled with her Maori values and heritage of Ngati Ruanui, Ngati Rarua and Te Atiawa on her father’s…

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Carol Scott

By Donna Wells / June 30, 2016

Southern Inshore Fisheries Management Company Limited Carol Scott, Chief Executive  Carol has 33 years experience in the commercial fishing industry in both Australia and New Zealand with a background in fisheries management, science and research, policy and marine planning, environmental management and fishing gear technology. She is a member of a number of technical and community…

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Diane Frost

By Donna Wells / May 31, 2016

Fishing Contract Services (commercial) Diane Frost 2024 UPDATE My involvement in the Seafood Industry is now a small role comprising some administrative and quota management work only.  In 2008 I began studies and retrained as a social worker. I worked part time practicing social work alongside the fishing industry from 2011. I did continue having…

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