Meet the Team
Owner and Manager
Bruce Keenan has always been tied to the ocean. Fishing, diving, and boating in the sounds as a boy, he felt a sense of pride and purpose when bringing home fresh fish for his family. Following a stint as a shearer and a successful career in agribusiness, Bruce, alongside wife Lisa, sought a new challenge — one that would bring the family together and satisfy his appetite for delicious seafood!
Owner & Accounts
Canterbury born and raised, Lisa shares Bruce’s passion for homegrown produce and love of New Zealand’s beautiful and bountiful coastline. A primary school teacher by training, Lisa was secretly a bit pleased to trade the noisy classroom environment for the relative quiet of the office. That said, there’s still no time-wasting on her watch! Lisa's favourite seafood dish: Lemon baked snapper fillets.
Marketing Manager & Sales
Jacob, Bruce and Lisa’s eldest son, is a man on the go. Jacob manages our customer experience — ensuring every order is delivered fresh from dock-to-door with the utmost care. Like all good logisticians, Jacob is results-focused and dedicated to the task at hand; he’s at the very centre of Ocean North Seafood’s customer success story. Jacob's favourite dish: Barbequed mussels wrapped in bacon.
Rounding out the family business is Bruce’s nephew Henry — our trusted warehouse manager. Henry ensures our stock is replenished and that every product meets strict food safety requirements and regulations. When he’s not scheduling product deliveries, you’ll find him filling the bass guitar spot in one of several Christchurch bands. Favourite dish: “The mighty whitebait fritter!”