Board of Directors


(Chair) B. Econ (Honours)

Mr. Fazzino has extensive national and international business experience in industrial chemicals, fertilisers, explosives and manufacturing sectors. 

Mr Fazzino held senior executive roles with Incitec Pivot Limited in the period 2003 to 2017 including being its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer from 2009 to 2017. James is currently a director of APA group and Rabobank Australia Limited. He is also the Chair of Implant Solutions Pty Limited (Osteon Medical) and Manufacturing Australia.

James holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) and is a fellow of CPA Australia.

• Chair of the Board of Directors

• Independent Non-executive Director

• Chair of the Nominations Committee


(Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer) B.Com, CA, MAICD, FAIM

Mark is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Tassal Group Limited, a position that he has held since November 2003.  Mark holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Tasmania, is a Chartered Accountant, a fellow of Australia Institute of Management and a Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors.  Mark holds Board positions with the Tasmanian Development Board, Salmon Enterprises of Tasmania Pty Ltd (Industry hatchery) and Seafood Industry Australia.

Mark has extensive experience in the finance and turnaround management sector, with experience gained through PricewaterhouseCoopers, Arthur Andersen and KordaMentha.  Mark was previously a partner with KordaMentha.

• Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer


John has returned to the Tassal Board as from March 2018 having previously served as a non- executive director from October 2003 to October 2015 John has had extensive experience in the food production and processing industries as a producer and Non-executive Director. In his time as a Non-executive Director, John has been on many boards of listed and unlisted companies in Australia and New Zealand and has served on numerous advisory boards to State and Commonwealth governments. John was a Non-executive Director and Chairman of Incitec Pivot Limited from December 1997 to 30 June 2012. John was also Governor of the Van Dieman’s Land Company (now VDL Farms) from 2008 to 2011 and was on the Board of the Numurkah District Health Service from 2015 to 2018.

• Independent Non-executive Director

• Chair of the Audit Committee

• Member of the Nominations Committee



Georgina has over 25 years’ experience in the financial services and property industry.

Georgina brings significant global experience in corporate transactions, capital raisings, initial public offerings, funds management, corporate strategy and acquisitions and divestments to the Board.
In addition to her role on the Tassal Board Georgina is the Independent non-executive Chairman of Cbus Property and Independent non-executive director, Member of the Audit and Risk Committee, and Chair of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee of ASX-listed Waypoint REIT and an Independent non-executive director, Member of the Audit and Risk Committee and Remuneration and Nominations Committee of ASX and JSE listed Irongate Group.

• Independent Non-executive director

• Member of the Risk and Responsible Business Committee

• Member of the Nominations Committee

• Member of the Remuneration Committee


B. Econ, FAICD

Mr Haire has more than 29 years’ experience in local and international agribusiness industries, including 27 years in commodity trading and banking.

Richard is currently a Non-Executive director of Bank of Queensland.

Mr Haire is also the Chair of the Cotton Research and Development Corporation, Reef Corporate Services Limited and Endeavour Foundation.

He also serves as a Non-Executive Director of BEC Stockfeed Solutions Pty Ltd. Mr Haire is a former Director of Open Country Dairy (NZ) and New Zealand Farming Systems Uruguay.

Richard holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of New England, a Diploma in Corporate Management from the University of Sydney and a Company Directors Diploma.

• Independent Non-executive director

• Chair of the Remuneration Committee

• Member of the Audit Committee


B. Eng (Aero)

Ms McArthur has more than 20 years experience at executive level roles in supply chain and logistics, as well as in operations, transport, food and packaging manufacturing, emerging brand issues and crisis management, risk management, corporate social responsibility, compliance, governance and information technology. Most recently she was Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand, of Martin-Brower ANZ, the exclusive distributor to McDonald’s restaurants across Australia and New Zealand. Previously, for more than thirteen years, she held various senior executive positions with McDonalds, both in Australia and overseas, including Vice President of Supply Chain for Asia, Pacific, Middle East and Africa and in McDonalds Australia, as Senior Vice President Chief Restaurant Support Officer and Vice President Supply Chain Director.

Ms McArthur was 2016 Telstra NSW Business Woman of the Year and overall 2016 Telstra Business Women’s Awards – Corporate and Private National Winner. She has completed the INSEAD International Executive Program, has a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Sydney and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Ms McArthur is also a Non-Executive Director of Inghams and Qube Holdings Ltd. She has also been a Non-Executive Director of Invocare and Blackmores Limited.

• Independent Non-executive Director

• Chair of the Risk and Responsible Business Committee

• Member of the Audit Committee


Kathy is a former senior assurance partner with Ernst &  Young.

Kathy brings contemporary financial expertise to the Board, as well as broad global experience in business.  She has a passion for the challenge of sustainably feeding the world in a net zero environment and the role that Tassal can play.

Kathy is a  Non – Executive Director of McMillan Shakespeare and is also their Chair of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee.

Kathy holds a  Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting – Merit, from the University of  New South Wales.

• Independent Non-executive Director

• Member of the Audit Committee

• Member of the Remuneration Committee