OWNER / CEO
Pavo has been involved in tuna fishing for 20 years, most of those years were spent at sea as an owner / skipper of vessel Assassin. Pavo grew up on Sydney Harbour and worked on slipways, charter boats, water taxi’s and in Sydney Harbour Control as Communications Officer for Sydney Ports Corporation before taking a career change purchasing his first east coast tuna vessel, the Aquila, an old timber vessel built in 1946.
Pavo sits on various committee’s including the Eastern Tuna Billfish Fishery (ETBF) Tropical Tuna Management Advisory Committee (TTMAC) and Research Advisory Group (RAG). Pavo is active in promoting the ETBF as a well managed and sustainable fishery.
OWNER / MANAGING DIRECTOR
Heidi grew up in Sydney and comes from a corporate background working for companies such as Uncle Toby’s, Carlton United Breweries and Treasury Wine Estates. Heidi joined Pavo in their business in a full time position as the business started to expand and they invested in more boats.
Currently Heidi is involved in all aspects of the day to day running of the business and has a strong focus on sales, marketing and branding of their product.
Heidi enjoys having direct contact with chefs and being able to meet their requirements and high standards for wild caught Australian fish. Heidi knew it was imperative to prove to the public how sustainable Walker’s fishing was by setting out to gain MSC certification which was achieved in 2015.
FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION MANAGER
Jo joined Walker Seafoods in February 2017 and has an extensive background in finance, accounting and management both in corporate and self-employed positions. Jo oversees all financial aspects of the business including invoicing, payroll, management reporting, purchasing and financial planning.
SHORE BASED VESSEL MANAGER
Ben has over 25 years of fishing experience in the Eastern Tuna Billfish Fishery. Ben is responsible for predicting where the fish will bite using satellite imagery, sea surface temperatures and using his extensive experience. Ben has been with Walker Seafoods for five years and also plays an integral role in maintaining our fleet.
Dan has been working in the fishing industry in Mooloolaba for over 25 years and has been with Walker Seafoods since March 2017. Dan is our head grader and oversees the day to day running of our facility including stock control, fish processing, managing factory staff and sales.
OPERATIONS SUPPORT EXECUTIVE
With an British military background in logistics, Sam joined Walker Seafoods in 2016 to assist with the day to day operations of the business and supporting the management team. Sam was keen to gain an understanding of our fishery and went to sea on the Sharp Shooter in her first week at Walker Seafoods.