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Chief Legal Officer - Cooke Inc. (Filled)

Cooke Inc. is a dynamic and fast-growing east coast family company, with Platinum Member status in the Canada’s Best Managed Companies Program. Fishing and farming isn’t just what we do. It’s who we are. What started as an undying family passion for the sea, passed down from one generation to the next, has been transformed into a global company. Today, Cooke produces some of the very best seafood in the world through sustainable development across our operations in North America, Europe, and South America.

Reporting to the global CEO, the Chief Legal Officer is the head of Cooke’s corporate legal department and is responsible for the global legal affairs of the organization. This role is responsible for providing legal counsel to the global CEO and other senior management executives, leading acquisition projects, along with managing the legal department and supporting all members of the legal team. The CLO must possess strong initiative, as well as excellent management and leadership skills and outstanding business acumen.

This is an opportunity to be involved in a global company that is growing its operations in North America and globally, from right here in Saint John, New Brunswick. The CLO is also responsible for defending and protecting all legal aspects of the company, managing external legal counsel firms, as well as overseeing company contracts and corporate records.

The successful candidate has completed a LLB from a recognized university and is a member in good standing of a provincial bar. A Master of Business Administration (MBA) may be an asset. Minimum of fifteen (15) years of experience in a legal corporate environment at a senior leadership level including the supervision of lawyers and other legal professionals involved in contractual, corporate, or commercial law. Extensive experience in several corporate acquisitions dealing with complex legal matters. Must be a skilled advisor, negotiator, and deal maker. Experience in manufacturing and processing industry and with tax law may be an asset.

Please submit your resume and interest online by clicking “Apply.” For further information about this opportunity, please contact Claire Roussel-Sullivan in confidence at 506.860.0121 ( or Kim West at 902-422-2099 (

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Royer Thompson is committed to presenting a diverse and inclusive roster of candidates to our clients. We welcome and encourage applications from the following under-represented groups: Indigenous persons, racially visible persons, persons with a disability, women, and persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity. If you are a member of one of these under-represented groups, we invite you to self-identify on your cover letter, or resume.

Royer Thompson Management & Human Resources Consulting is a Canadian talent management firm focused on capturing the full potential of people in organizations by supporting a shared sense of purpose, recruiting and cultivating leadership, and fostering an innovative, caring and entrepreneurial spirit.

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