Shane Schnitzler

Shane is committed to ensuring the longevity of the fruit and vegetable industry and independent sector in Australia. Shane has extensive experience in the fruit and vegetable industry with over 35 years’ involvement, 13 of those years within the retail sector. He holds a BBus. and has been the President of Fresh State Limited for over 13 years. Shane is the FMA Chairman, holding the position since 2006. He is a strategic leader and played an active role in the creation of the A better choice! program, which drives support to the independent retail sector, ultimately sustaining the central market system for years to come. Since 2014, Shane has jointly owned and operated Produce Time P/L, a wholesaling business at the Melbourne Market.