Board and Management

Acting Chair

Patricia Skinner

Director

Frank Romano

Director

Andrew Young

Director

Miro Lendich

Director

Richard Thomas

Director

Antonio (Tony) Ceravolo

Director

James Ryan

Chief Financial Officer and Acting CEO

Mark Lindsay

Acting Chair

Patricia Skinner

Patricia’s thirty years’ experience in fresh produce wholesaling industry began with the Sumich Group in 1989. Her current role is with the Australian Produce Brokers, a leading fruit and vegetable wholesaler operating in the central trading area at Perth Markets for the past 20 years. Other positions include:

  • President of Market West formerly The Chamber of Fruit and Vegetable Industries in Western Australia since 2011
  • Member of the Market West Management Committee and Director of FPAA Credit Service Pty Ltd since 2002
  • Director of Fresh Markets Australia since 2001

Industry representative on numerous industry committees including reviews of the Perth Market Act and the Bylaws and two government reviews of the Mandatory Horticultural Code of Conduct.

Director

Frank Romano

40 year history of establishing, owning and managing food franchise companies including Chicken Treat, Red Rooster and Oporto.

Significant corporate transaction and expansion experience through multiple food franchise operations.

Current owner of Olympic Fine Foods Pty Ltd, which specialises in snacks, nuts, cereal and confectionary, and Packaging Pty Ltd, a confectionary manufacture and packing business based in Melbourne.

Other investments include sandalwood plantations, vineyards, and various commercial, retail, and residential property/property development interests.

Director

Andrew Young

Current Chief Executive Officer of Brisbane Markets Limited, the industry-owned entity which owns Brisbane’s wholesale fruit and vegetable market.

Andrew took on the role of Managing Director in January 2000 and was appointed to Chief Executive Officer of BML on October 2002. He also retains the position of Chief Executive Officer of Brismark.

Extensive managerial experience with tertiary qualifications in agricultural science, accounting and corporate management.

Detailed knowledge of the operations of the fresh produce industry, central markets and property development experience.

Director

Miro Lendich

Current Chairman of United Crate Cooperative, a grower-owned cooperative and the largest supplier of plastic crates and bins to Market City.

Miro is also a grower based in the Swan Valley predominately growing table grapes, watermelons, honeydew melons and rock melons.

Director

Richard Thomas

Recently retired Partner of Deloitte Australia, where he headed up the Perth Risk Advisory practice.

More than 30 years’ experience of risk advisory, internal audit, regulatory reviews, corporate regulation, external audit, forensic accounting, management consulting and investigations across organisations in most industry sectors.

Strong risk management, financial analysis and investigation skills, wide experience in both the public and private sectors and change management implementation expertise.

Director

Antonio (Tony) Ceravolo

Director of South Australian Produce Market Limited Since 06/12/2007
Managing Director – R Ceravolo & Co Pty Ltd
Director and Founder – Ashton Valley Fresh Juices
Director – Ceravolo Orchards Pty Ltd
Director – LOT 100
Member of the Committee of Management – Apple & Pear Growers Association of SA
35 years of orchard experience
35 years of experience in wholesale of fruit and vegetables
Grower of apples, pears, cherries and strawberries

Director

James Ryan

Background in Civil Engineering with managerial experience at a plant hire organisation.

Extensive knowledge of the fresh produce industry and central markets having worked in both the Sydney and Perth Markets.

Currently General Manager with Perfection Fresh, delivering shareholder value for Perfection Fresh’s WA division.

Vice President of Market West formerly The Chamber of Fruit and Vegetable Industries in Western Australia since 2019.

Member of the Market West Management Committee since 2011.

Chief Financial Officer and Acting CEO

Mark Lindsay

More than thirty years of broad industry experience in retail, supply-chain, property, franchising, finance, mining, energy and QSR as CFO, CEO and Director.

Highly experienced corporate transaction, advisory and expansion experience through multiple business and industry operations.

Chair of Advisory Board of large national family business.

Non-executive Director and Chair of Audit and Risk Committee of national franchised print business, and building technologies business.

Advisor to private Aboriginal business.

Contract CFO since February 2020, and appointed Company Secretary from May 2020.

Member of AICD and CA.

Meetings, Committees and membership

The PMG Board meets once a month, with the exception of December.

There are three Board Committees: Audit, Finance and Risk; Nomination and Remuneration; and Master Planning. These Committees have the following membership:

Audit, Finance and Risk Committee
Richard Thomas (Chair)
Trish Skinner
Andrew Young

Nomination and Remuneration Committee
Frank Romano
Andrew Young

Master Planning Committee
Frank Romano (Chair)
Andrew Young
Miro Lendich
James Ryan