Joseph Hutt

Program Support

Joseph has joined Food SA to provide support to our Business Growth Program, designed to help food and beverage businesses identify potential markets and respond to business challenges in order to meet their growth goals.

Annabel Mugford

Export Hub Manager

Annabel has extensive experience in the wine, food and agricultural sectors including new business, product and export market development, and has previously had a range of roles in industry associations and government agencies. At Food South Australia, Annabel manages the South Australia Food and Beverage Export Hub. Contact Annabel about the Export Hub program that…

Lucy Connell

Communications Support

Since Lucy completed her Bachelor of Marketing and Communications in 2018, she has been working with a range of food and beverage companies with a focus on digital communications. Lucy has joined the Food South Australia team to provide communications support.

Catherine Sayer

Chief Executive Officer

Catherine’s experience in the food industry, and her leadership of Food South Australia since its inception in 2010, are respected by industry members and key stakeholders alike. As our CEO, Catherine ensures Food South Australia supports members by actively showcasing products and businesses to local, national and international markets. Catherine also works closely with members and the Food South Australia Board to advocate for the industry.

Giancarlo Cassinelli

Project Manager

Giancarlo’s experience includes various international business development and brand positioning roles across the fresh produce and wine sectors. Contact Giancarlo about the South Australia Food and Beverage Export Hub program designed to help businesses accelerate their growth into FTA markets.

Fiona Aitken


With a background in retail, advertising and public relations, Fiona provides support for Food South Australia’s events and the South Australian Food Industry Awards Program. Contact Fiona for assistance with the South Australian Food Awards Program, or to update your subscriptions to Food South Australia News and  Eat Like a Local.

Wendy Whiley

Finance and Administration

Wendy’s role draws on her previous experience in human resources/recruitment and general administration. Contact Wendy about general or financial administration, including membership payments and renewals.

Lee Welch


Lee brings her experience in marketing, communications and business writing to her role managing communications projects for Food South Australia, and also assists members with award and grant applications. Contact Lee about communications and marketing, content for Food South Australia ENews, the Eat Local SA program and social media content, or for assistance with grant or award application preparation.

Kathryn Pullman

Events and Sponsorship

Kathryn has extensive experience in destination marketing and event management having spent over 20 years in Australia’s business events industry.  Kathryn manages Food South Australia’s events, sponsorships and the South Australian Food Industry Awards Program.  Contact Kathryn about the Awards Program, participation in Food South Australia events or sponsorship packages.

Carla Ambrose

Program Support

Carla draws on her background in marketing for FMCG brands in the UK in her role supporting market and industry development, and membership services for Food South Australia and Eat Local SA. Contact Carla for membership administrative support or to update your Food South Australia or Eat Local SA online directory profile content.

Darren Curnow

Market Development and Membership

Darren has extensive experience across retail, food service and convenience channels in the food and beverage industry. Contact Darren about opportunities to explore markets, participate in trade shows and membership of Food South Australia and our award-winning consumer-focused culinary tourism program, Eat Local SA.

Samara Miller

Industry Development

Samara’s experience includes a range of roles in industry and government, including in the seafood sector. At Food South Australia, Samara’s is responsible for the development and delivery of Food South Australia’s range of industry development programs. Contact Samara about current Food South Australia programs, including the Business Growth Program

George Ujvary

Managing Director, Olga’s Fine Foods

Sam Tucker

Director, Tucker’s Natural

Sharon Sutton

General Manager, Kytons Bakery

Phil Sims

CEO, Robern Menz

Anthony Paech
Anthony Paech

Managing Director, Beerenberg Farm

Victoria McClurg
Victoria McClurg

Owner Barossa Valley Cheese Company

Dimitrios Kyriazis

National Sales Manager, Golden North

Alex Knoll
Alex Knoll

Business Development Manager, Brand Ambassador and Director, Barossa Fine Foods

Brian Jeffries
Brian Jeffriess AM

CEO, Australian Southern Bluefin Tuna Industry Association

Joanna Churchill
Johanna Churchill

Partner, Norman Waterhouse

Joyce Ceravolo
Joyce Ceravolo

QA Manager & Food Technologist, Ashton Valley Fresh

Tim Sargent
Tim Sargent


Partner, Moore Stephens South Australia

Ian Young

Deputy Chair

Managing Director, Mexex

Ray Borda
Ray Borda


Managing Director, Macro Meats