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Grahame has been associated with SFM since privatisation in 1994, serving at various times as Director, CEO and since November 2012, as Chairman. He is SFM's representative to the Commonwealth Fisheries Association and Seafood Industry Australia.In 2016 Grahame was appointed to be a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to the fishing and seafood industry through leadership roles, and to the development and sustainability of the sector.
George commenced employment with M&G Seafoods Wholesalers in 1992. At around the same time M&G purchased Marine Foods within the market auction hall. M&G Seafoods Wholesalers is a family business that was established in 1969. George was appointed to the Board of Directors on 19 April 2016.
Sandra joined the Sydney Fish Market board in February 2013. She is an experienced CEO and independent board director who has successfully run high-profile media businesses bringing more than 25 years of experience across print, TV, radio, digital and PR. She works with businesses on their complex marketing and strategic issues with a particular interest in brand, strategy, customer engagement and commercial drivers.
John is the owner of two seafood retail stores, Nicholas Seafood Traders and Peter’s Sydney Fish Market. John has helped his businesses build a loyal following within the local & international seafood community and is a strong advocate for sustainability and supporting Australian products, working exclusively with companies that align themselves to Australian fisheries regulations. He was appointed to the Sydney Fish Market Board of Directors in April 2016.
Keith is an experienced retail CEO with a strong background in fresh food logistics and eCommerce. Keith was CEO of the Aussie Farmers Group for two years, led online shopping for Coles Supermarkets for six years, and has subsequently advised several leading retailers and wholesalers on supply chain and digital transformation. Keith joined the Sydney Fish Market Board in December 2019.
Tony Lavalle is a fourth-generation fisherman from Ulladulla and has been fishing since 1984. He was a previous director of Ulladulla and Bermagui Fishermens Co-Operatives. Tony owns two large trawlers and is a current director of the South East Trawl Fishing Industry Association as well as the Catchers Trust. Tony joined the Sydney Fish Market board in February 2020.
Steven Everson a fourth-generation commercial fisher from the Clarence River region and is involved in the estuary and offshore prawn trawl fisheries. He is a current director on the Catchers Trust and a sitting member on the Commercial Fishing NSW Advisory Council. Steven was previously chairman and director of the Clarence River Fishermen’s Co-operative. Steven joined the Sydney Fish Market board in February 2020.
Chief Executive Officer
Greg is a broadly experienced senior executive with focus on leadership, strategy, organizational change, community engagement and liaison.
He has an extensive background in high profile private and public enterprises, including ASX listed Mirvac Group, FKP Property and APN News and Media. Greg spent four years in the Local Government sector as the CEO of City of Parramatta Council, leading the development of Parramatta as the central city in the GSC’s three city model and successfully instigating the city-defining $2b Parramatta Square urban renewal project.
Executive Manager, Seafood Trading
Before joining the NSW Fish Marketing Authority in 1981, Gus planned for a career in IT, a vocation that would ultimately involve him in transitioning the Authority’s voice auctions to its first Dutch Auction clock system and front-end support network. Gus was IT Manager from 1992 until his appointment to his current role 1997. Gus is primarily responsible for the company’s seafood trading, namely developing, sourcing and coordinating seafood supply and trade, and the management of the organisation’s fish quota portfolio. Gus is the chair of the Australian Fish Names Committee and the NSW Fishing Industry Training Committee and is also the treasurer for the South East Trawl Fishing Industry Association.
Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary
CPA, GAICD, CSA (Cert)
Stephen joined Sydney Fish Market in 2012 having spent more than 20 years working in finance and accounting roles in both Australia and the United Kingdom. Prior to joining Sydney Fish Market, Stephen worked as company accountant for a large medical company, head of management accounts for a large property company, and management and reporting accountant for Manchester Airport. Stephen was appointed company secretary in November 2012.
Michael is General Counsel at Sydney Fish Market. In this capacity, Michael is responsible for providing legal support for significant transactions and supporting strategy for the business, including by providing legal advice and working collaboratively across the organisation. Prior to his current role, Michael held senior in-house legal positions with Lendlease Corporation, Cbus Super Fund, Commonwealth Bank and Goodman Group; where he has been responsible for leadership within high performing legal functions and providing high quality legal advice to operational businesses and Boards.
Information Systems Manager
Nick joined the NSW Fish Marketing Authority in 1990. He left SFM in 1995 and worked as an analyst programmer at a software company developing manufacturing and distribution software. In 1996 he returned to Sydney Fish Market as information systems manager. He has a masters degree in information technology.
General Manager, Marketing and Communications
Lauren has a diverse range of strategic, brand, and customer marketing experience, having delivered integrated campaigns and managed communications across the property, education, and lifestyle sectors including roles at Abercrombie & Kent, Lendlease, and AAT Kings.
Lauren manages the Marketing, Communication and Customer Engagement functions for Sydney Fish Market including strategic planning, external relations, brand, promotion of business activities, media and issues management, and sponsorships.
Bachelor of Communication Studies, GAICD
Stephanie joined Sydney Fish Market in 2013 having previously worked in public relations agencies specialising in travel and tourism.
Stephanie is responsible for overseeing all internal and external communications efforts at Sydney Fish Market including stakeholder relations, media engagement, and industry liaison.
Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Communication Studies majoring in public relations and a diploma of leadership and management. In 2020, she became a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
With almost 20 years of experience within the corporate business sector, Rod’s role is focused upon leading and supporting the strategy of Facility Management Services for his Sydney Fish Market. Rod was employed as Associate Director across various accounts with CBRE. His experience also extends to corporate real estate and portfolio management also holding roles with Westfield (Chatswood and North Rocks) and JLL managing the ANZ commercial portfolio.
Debra joined Sydney Fish Market in February 2020 to establish structures for governance, delivery and executive reporting across all projects. Prior to joining SFM Debra was an IT and business consultant specialising in project delivery and business transformation across banking and finance, retail, not for profit and government clients. Debra was the CEO for a customer experience company, CIO for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and Regional Director for a publicly listed IT consultancy firm.
Human Resource Manager
Louise has been with the Sydney Fish Market for 8 years. She is responsible for the day-to-day people and culture policies and practices within the company. She is an experienced executive, gained from various senior operational roles in finance and human resources across the high technology and marine sectors. She represented SFM and graduated from the National Seafood Industry Leadership Program in 2019. Louise is an accredited human resource practitioner holding a certificate of industry practice from the Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI).
General Manager, Business Development, Region 1
With extensive experience in executive roles directing Sales and Marketing teams at leading food and beverage organisations across all distribution channels, Jeff specialises in fast-moving consumer goods, with a proven track record of improving business performance. Having previously worked with some of Australia’s biggest FMCG manufacturers, including Primo, Goodman Fielder, and Coca-Cola Amatil, Jeff brings a wealth of skills and knowledge to improving Sydney Fish Market’s sales operations in preparation for the company’s upcoming digital trading ventures.
General Manager, Business Development, Region 2
Previously holding roles as National Account Manager for Tassal Group, and Corporate Sales Manager for Blue Harvest, Matthew is a passionate seafood industry member with over 15 years’ experience working across a range of commercial species. Matthew boasts sales and marketing experience with ASX listed companies, with an emphasis on increasing awareness and consumption of responsibly sourced seafood. In his role at Sydney Fish Market, he provides invaluable knowledge of priorities for the positive development of the seafood industry, with a focus on working collaboratively with stakeholders to strengthen the supply chain as SFM transitions into the digital world. Matthew is based in Melbourne.
Grahame Turk, AM - Chairman Seafood Industry Australia - Sydney Fish Market representative
Gus Dannoun - Executive Manager, Seafood Trading South East Trawl Fishing Industry Association (SETFIA) - TreasurerNSW Fishing Industry Training Council - Chair Australian Fish Names Committee - Chair