Mark Doherty steps into the role of Managing Director at John West, bringing extensive experience in the grocery industry. His appointment signals a new era for the renowned seafood brand under Thai Union Group’s leadership.

Mark Doherty’s Appointment

Mark Doherty, formerly Commercial Director at John West, assumes the position of Managing Director effective March 12, 2024. With 15 years of tenure at John West, including six years as Commercial Director, Doherty’s promotion underscores his dedication and contributions to the company’s success.

Doherty’s Professional Journey

Mark Doherty boasts over 25 years of experience in the grocery sector, having managed various retail channels and worked across diverse food categories. Before joining John West, a subsidiary of Thai Union Group, Doherty held roles at prominent companies such as Northern Foods, Nestlé, and Anheuser Busch, enriching his expertise in the industry.

Thai Union’s Endorsement

Paul Reenan, President of Thai Union Europe, expresses confidence in Doherty’s capabilities, citing his appointment as a testament to Thai Union’s commitment to nurturing talent. Doherty’s leadership is poised to drive John West’s continued growth and innovation in delivering healthy, high-quality seafood products to consumers worldwide.

About Thai Union Group

Thai Union Group stands as a global seafood leader, renowned for its commitment to quality, innovation, and sustainability. With a diverse portfolio of brands including Chicken of the Sea, John West, and Petit Navire, Thai Union serves customers across the globe, maintaining a workforce dedicated to pioneering sustainable practices.

Sustainability Commitment

Thai Union’s sustainability efforts, exemplified by its SeaChange® 2030 strategy, underscore its dedication to environmental stewardship. Recognized for its sustainability initiatives, Thai Union is a member of the United Nations Global Compact and plays a pivotal role in organizations like the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation and Seafood Business for Ocean Stewardship.


Mark Doherty’s appointment as Managing Director of John West marks a significant milestone for both him and Thai Union Group. With his wealth of experience and leadership acumen, Doherty is poised to steer John West toward further success, aligning with Thai Union’s commitment to delivering sustainable, innovative seafood products globally.

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Source: Seafood Source

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