High Liner Foods has appointed Paul Jewer to serve as the company's interim CEO following the resignation of Rod Hepponstall last month.

Hepponstall left the company on Friday, after initially indicating he would leave on or before Jan. 2 2024.

He was appointed in April 2018, and oversaw the success of a business turnaround plan while steering the company through the challenges of the COVID 19 pandemic and the recent global economic slowdown.