Board of Directors

The Company's Board of Directors consists of nine members. Five of the Directors are elected by shareholders to represent the five different share classes of the Markets, those being the Wholesale, Warehouse, Flower, Grower and Retail sections. Two Directors are elected by a vote of all shareholders as Expertise Directors, and a further two are appointed as Independent Directors.

Sydney Markets Limited Board


John C. PEARSON, ASM
Non-Executive Independent Director & Chairman

Experience
  • Chairman since May 2005
  • Board Member since 2003
  • Experienced and successful finance executive with significant banking, building society and management exposure at senior levels.
  • Chair, Director Selection Committee, Freshcare Limited
  • Director of R.P. Cricket Pty Ltd – T/A Randwick Petersham Foundation
SML Committees:
  • Finance & Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee, Master Plan Committee, Innovation Committee
Interest in shares:
  • Nil


William L. LYNCH
Non-Executive Expertise Director

Experience:
  • Board Member since 1998
  • Director of several companies in the flower industry, including:
    • W & D Lynch Pty Ltd
    • Carismatic Pty Ltd
    • Fresh Flower Group Pty Ltd
    • Lynch Group Events Pty Ltd
    • Lynch Flowers Brisbane Pty Ltd
  • Over 62 years’ experience in the Australian Horticulture Industry as a grower, wholesaler and retailer.
  • Past President, Australian Flower Growers Association
  • Past President, Flower Growers Group of NSW Inc
  • Associate Member, NSW Chamber of Fruit and Vegetable Industries Inc.
SML Committees:
  • Remuneration Committee, Finance & Audit Committee
Interest in shares:
  • 6 Flower Market Ordinary Shares

David J. WHITEMAN
Non-Executive Expertise Director

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Arts (Macquarie University) majoring in Economics & Financial Studies
  • Mediator Law Society & Bar Association NSW
Experience:
  • Board Member since 2015, and from July 2004 to July 2013
  • Over 50 years’ experience in the fruit & vegetable industry
  • Director – C J Lewis Pty Ltd
  • Director – Mount View (Orchards Batlow) Pty Ltd
  • Director – Davic Investments Pty Ltd
  • Director – Tenleen Pty Ltd
  • Past Vice President - NSW Chamber (Services) Pty Ltd
  • Past Vice President - NSW Chamber of Fruit & Vegetables Industries Inc.
  • Past Vice President - The Australian Chamber of Fruit & Vegetables Industries Ltd
SML Committees:
  • Finance & Audit Committee, Innovation Committee
Interest In Shares:
  • Nil

David W. HYNES
Non-Executive Independent Director

Qualifications:
  • B.Ec / LL.B (Sydney Uni)
Experience:
  • Board Member since 2005
  • Executive Director of Winston Langley Pty Limited, a property development and property advisory organisation
  • President of the Australian Baseball Federation
SML Committees:
  • Remuneration Committee, Master Plan Committee\
Interest in shares:
  • Nil

Caroline J. PISCIUNERI
Nominee Director – Wholesale

Qualifications:
  • B.Ec / LL.B (Sydney Uni)
Experience:
  • Director & Vice President – NSW Chamber of Fruit & Vegetable Industries Inc.
  • Director & Deputy Chairman – Sydney Markets Foundation
  • Director – Pisciuneri Investments Pty Ltd
  • Director & Company Secretary – ASP Super Pty Ltd
  • Company Secretary – All Seasons Produce Pty Ltd
  • Company Secretary – Crisp Transport Pty Ltd
  • Company Secretary – Delrosa Pty Ltd
  • Company Secretary – Harvest Cove Pty Ltd
SML Committees:
  • Master Plan Committee, Environment Management Committee, Innovation Committee
Interest in shares:
  • Nil


Samuel L. LENTINI
Non-Executive Nominee Director – Growers Market

Experience:
  • Board Member since July 2019
  • Over 20 years’ experience at Sydney Markets
SML Committees:
  • Innovation Committee
Interest in shares:
  • Nil


Cosimo CREMONA
Non-Executive Nominee Director – Warehouses

Experience:
  • Board Member since July 2013 and from 24 July 2002 to 13 July 2011
  • Over 40 years’ experience in the fruit and vegetable industry
  • Member of the Lions Club, Sydney Markets
SML Committees:
  • Environment Management Committee
Interest in shares:

Nil


Mario J. MESSINA
Non-Executive Nominee Director – Retail Markets

Qualifications:
  • Diploma - Marketing
Experience:
  • Board Member since July 2012
  • Representative, Paddy’s Advisory Committee
  • Member of the Council of Market Representatives 1999 to 2012
SML Committees:
  • Environment Management Committee, Master Plan Committee, Innovation Committee
Interest in shares:
  • 8 Retail Markets Ordinary Shares

Stephen PELLIZZER
Non-Executive Nominee Director - Flower Markets

Qualifications:

 

Experience:
  • NSW Flower Growers Group Committee Member – 11 years (Treasurer 8 years)
  • Sydney Market Limited Council of Market Representatives – 9 years
SML Committees:
  • Master Plan Committee
Interest in shares:
  • 3 Flower Market Ordinary Shares