Management Team

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general manager

Richard Maxted started his career obtaining a certificate in Tropical Agriculture at Burdekin Agriculture College. With 14 years of service with Caterair and Qantas flight catering, Richard has a vast amount of experience in the Food Service arena. Richard, as company GM and through his diverse product knowledge and strong relationships with our integrated stakeholders (farmers) proves to be a winning combination for quality product supply. This also guarantees that the TFN customers receive nothing but the very best in products. “Quality Products”.

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business development manager

Paul Povey has over 40 years experience in the catering and international food industry and with over 30 years extensive working experience as an international consultant in both the Wholesale and Export Sectors. Managing in excess of 400 employees and feeding 3000 men a day in mining camps, Paul comes with a wealth of international business knowledge. Within Paul’s role in TFN, he leads the team with his impressive negotiation skills that give a very competitive edge for all the TFN's international export clients. Paul prides himself on running a shipshape operation.

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financial controller

Suresh Jay comes with over 25 years experience in hotel finance, of which 12 years in the capacity of Director / Financial Controller of prominent hotel chains like Hyatt, Starwood and Accor. Suresh’s role at TFN as company financial controller is to oversee all finance investments, acquisitions across all entities and is responsible in implementing streamlined administration efficiencies, greater productivity and overall sound business advice.

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export manager

Greg Rashleigh, Export Manager, specialises in more than one category. His knowledge of the liquor industry over many years of experience in sales, territory manager and finally as State Manager of Samuel Smith and Son helps the TFN team provide ‘best value’ to our international clients. Having worked both sides of sales business, he prides himself on having a good understanding on what our customers want, and his years of management experience ensure that the export team are meeting those demands daily.

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purchasing manager

John Waugh - Domestic Purchasing and Warehouse Manager are responsible for purchasing of all product for both domestic and export supply. Both have 20 years of excessive purchasing experience. John sleeps and breathes fresh fruits and vegetables and has a real hands-on understanding of the best practice for maintaining optimum freshness from an operational and logistic prospective. “Quality Products”. The dry goods procurement and export logistics arena provides TFN with a clear understanding within procurement that ensures our international customers receive “Best Value”. John plays a significant role in the company mantra of “Quality Products at Best Value!”.

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human resource manager

Tania Angell provides a comprehensive HR service across all divisions of the Total Food Network Group. With over 25 years in the workforce, Tania has acquired operational knowledge and experience across all aspects of business in various industries including manufacturing, construction, retail, education and not for profit. Tania heads up the TFN administration team to deliver accurate documentation.