Contributions to Industry

We are very well served by some excellent organisations such as Aquaculture New Zealand and the Marine Farming Association (MFA) that provide leadership for our industry.

Senior staff of MacLab (NZ) Ltd are involved in providing their services to these organisations as follows:

Mark Burnaby (Aquaculture Manager)
After serving on its environment committee, Mark has recently been appointed to the board of the MFA.

Scott Gillanders (Chief Operating Officer)
Recently Scott was elected as chair of the board of Moananui, a newly formed Nelson based blue economy cluster group. The group’s goal is to transform Aotearoa New Zealand into a world-leading ecosystem for developing and commercialising blue economy products, services, technology, research, and capability. Moananui’s focus is on projects that increase value, connect people, and improve ocean health.

Scott has also recently been reappointed to the board of directors of Aquaculture New Zealand for a second term, and he has retired from serving on the board of the MFA, a role he has held since 2018.

Stoney Bourke (MacLab Tasman Manager)
Stoney is now in his third year of service on the environment committee of the MFA.

Gary Rountree (Chief Financial Officer)
Having been a founding director of the Aotearoa New Zealand Seaweed Association, Gary retired from its board earlier this  year.

We thank our people for their past, present, and future dedication in contributing to these organisations.

Image Above: Mark Burnaby – Aquaculture Manager.
Factory Work

Location: Nelson / Tasman

Job Type: Full Time

Duration: Permanent

Division: Factory

MacLab leads the way in the nutraceutical market. We use sustainable practices to farm mussels in the top of the South for processing into high value products at our modern factory in Tahunanui. Our culture provides a great place to work where our people are valued, work is enjoyable and rewarding. As we ramp up our operations, we are seeking enthusiastic people to join our team in our Nelson factory.

We’re Looking for People Who Are:

  • Keen to learn new skills;
  • Have a good level of physical fitness;
  • Reliable with good work ethics;
  • Team players with a positive attitude;
  • NZ resident or have a valid NZ work visa;


We operate 24/7 with 3 shifts per day and offer flexibility around days and hours worked. Both permanent / fixed term and full-time / part-time positions are available.

Why Work for Us?

  • Attractive remuneration;
  • Great working conditions with a focus on health and safety;
  • Excellent on-going training provided;
  • Variety of work within a friendly team;
  • Excellent career opportunity.


If you are keen to be a valued team member of a successful company, please submit your application online or email to with Factory Work as a reference.