The share price of Canadian frozen food giant High Liner Foods has so far been unaffected by the unexpected resignation of CEO Rod Hepponstall this week.

On Tuesday, having started the day at CAD12.10 (€8.20/$8.92), the stock closed trading marginally lower at CAD12.08 (€8.19/$8.90), prompting one analyst that tracks the company to dub the resignation a "non event" for the share price.

Although it's unclear at this point whether High Liner will promote from within or appoint an external candidate, the analyst singled out CFO Paul Jewer as a leading contender to step into Hepponstall's shoes when he departs on or before Jan.