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Shane Schnitzler

Chairman

Shane has extensive experience in the fruit and vegetable industry, holding the position of Chairman since 2006.  He currently jointly owns and operates Produce Time P/L a wholesaling business in the Melbourne Markets as well as being President of Fresh State Limited.

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Hamish Montague

Deputy Chairman

Hamish has been involved with the fruit and vegetable industry for over 20 years and has been an Executive Director of Montague since 2004. He has held directorships on various industry bodies and is currently a Director of Brismark, private companies and is General Manager of Montague Fresh (Queensland) a leading wholesaling business in Brisbane Markets.

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Paul Pogas

Deputy Chairman

Paul has thorough knowledge of the fruit and vegetable industry being a Director of Pogas Produce a leading vegetable wholesaling business in the Adelaide Produce Markets since 1982.  He has extensive experience in the operation of the SA Chamber and its Credit Service holding directorships for over 20 years.

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Rod McPherson

Executive Director

Rod has recently been appointed CEO of the Chamber of Fruit & Vegetable WA. He has a history in senior finance management roles, most recently as the Manager Finance & Administration with the Perth Market Authority, the Market City owners for 5 years. Rod is looking forward to the challenges ahead which include Perth Market’s transition to Industry Based Ownership.

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Trish Skinner

Non-Executive Director

Trish has significant experience in the wholesaling of fresh produce and has been General Manager of Australian Produce Brokers a leading fruit and vegetable wholesaling business in Perth Markets for 19 years.  A qualified accountant, she has been the President of The Chamber of Fruit and Vegetable Industries in Western Australia since 2011 and Director of FPAA Credit Service Pty Ltd and the Australian Chamber of Fruit and Vegetable Industries since 2002. Trish has sat on numerous industry committees including reviews of the Perth Market Act and the Mandatory Horticulture Code.

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John Garrett

Non-Executive Director

John is a fifth generation fruit and produce wholesaler representing a family contribution to the industry of over 135 years continuous service by his company, T Garrett & Sons. John, personally, has over 35 years’ experience in the industry and is President and Director of Newcastle Chamber of Fruit and Vegetable Industries. He is also a Director of Newcastle City Markets.

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Andrew Young

Executive Director

Andrew has a history of employment at a senior management level with extensive experience in policy formulation, service development and industry representation and is currently CEO of Brismark, and CEO of Brisbane Markets Limited. His industry experience includes engaging with the relevant agencies within State and Federal Government and addressing national issues through both FMA and CMAA. His industry knowledge includes extensive research on Central Markets in Australia, Asia, Europe and the USA.

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David Whiteman

Non-Executive Director

David has over 46 years’ experience in the fruit and vegetable industry and holds a BA (Macquarie University) majoring in Economics and Financial Studies.  He is a Director of private companies and has held directorships with Sydney Markets Credit Services and Sydney Markets Limited.

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George Giameos

Executive Director

George has over 20 years employment in the fruit and vegetable wholesaler industry.  He is the General Manager of SA Chamber of Fruit and Vegetables and SA Produce Credit Pty Ltd and also a director of Market Fresh SA Pty Ltd.

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Martin Clark

Executive Director

Martin has extensive experience in management and industry advocacy. He is the former CEO of the WA Chamber, former EO of the Australian Chamber and was a founding director of Freshcare Limited. Martin has over 30 years experience in the horticulture industry and is currently the CEO of Freshmark, the NSW Chamber of Fruit & Vegetable Industries.

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Jason Cooper

Executive Director

 

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Gail Woods

Executive Officer/Company Secretary

Gail is a CPA with over 20 years’ experience operating within executive management teams in multidisciplinary corporate positions. She is General Manager of Brismark and company secretary for various companies.