Peter Bender

Peter BenderPeter Bender 4 (Large)

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director


• Founder of Huon with over 28 years’ experience in fish farming operations

• Peter is responsible for the leadership, operations and strategic direction of Huon and has always been committed to delivering high quality salmon that is raised responsibly. He sets business strategy and leads the executive team to deliver growth

• He is well recognised for farming innovation both in Australia and internationally and his extensive knowledge of aquaculture coupled with a strong continuous improvement ethic is the foundation on which Huon’s success is built

• Peter was born into a Tasmanian business family with farming and agribusiness interest and has a strong background in land-based farm management. The principles that guide land-based farming of keeping the stock well-fed, stress-free and healthy are the central tenets that Peter has successfully transferred to aquaculture

• He was named E&Y’s Entrepreneur of the Year in the Retail, Consumer and Industrial Products category within the Southern Region division (CY2007)

Former roles

• Prior to founding Huon, Peter established with a partner the largest trellised apricot orchard in Tasmania and ran several other small businesses

Other current directorships

• Peter is also a director of the TSGA and Salmon Enterprises of Tasmania Pty Ltd