Nicola Minicozzi

Nicola Minicozzi

Acting Chair
Independent Appointment

Nic has been a Director since 2000 and Deputy Chairman since 2003. He is the Managing Director of Minicozzi Lawyers with 40 years’ experience in non-litigious and litigious commercial law. He also specialises in a broad range of legal services, including land transactions, litigation and business law. Nic currently sits on the Audit, Corporate Governance & Finance Committee

Michael Ruggiero

Michael Ruggiero

Director & Vice Chairman
Independent Appointment

Michael has been a Board member since 2008 and brings 28 years’ accounting and taxation experience. A qualified Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Taxation Adviser, Michael is a Managing Partner of Bentleys Accountants, Auditors and Advisors. He specialises in finance, Capital Gains Tax, taxation, business and property and currently sits on the Audit, Corporate Governance & Finance Committee.

Pasquale Scalzi, OAM

Pasquale Scalzi, OAM

Director
Wholesale Appointment

Pat has served on the Board since SAPM’s inception in 1987. Bringing over 50 years’ experience in the fruit and vegetable wholesale industry, Pat is the Managing Director of Scalzi Produce, a fresh produce wholesaling business based at the South Australian Produce Market. In 2000 he received an Order of Australia Medal for his service and extensive contribution to the local horticulture industry.

Daniele Rafaele De Ieso

Daniele Rafaele De Ieso

Director
Grower Appointment

Danny has been a Director since 2002 and brings over 35 years’ experience in the fruit and vegetable industry. A market gardener in the Waterloo Corner/Gawler River area, Danny is the Managing Director of Thorndon Park Produce. He holds qualifications in horticulture and business management and is a Director of national peak industry body Ausveg and the the Chairman of Ausveg SA.

Antonio Ceravolo

Antonio Ceravolo

Director
Grower Appointment

Tony has been a Board member since 2007 and brings 33 years’ experience in the fruit and vegetable industry. Tony is the Managing Director of R Ceravolo & Co Pty Ltd, a major apple and pear grower in the Adelaide Hills. He is also the Managing Director of Ashton Valley Fresh Co Pty Ltd and Ceravolo Orchards Pty Ltd. All of these companies have a wholesaling presence at the South Australian Produce Market. Tony also serves as a Director of The Apple and Pear Growers Association.

Derrick Patterson

Derrick Patterson

Director
Retail Appointment

Derrick has been a Board member since 2014 and brings over 40 years’ experience from the fresh produce retailing sector. The former Chairman of the “Go Green Grocer” retail State-wide campaign, Derrick has more recently operated My Greengrocer in Burnside Village and Waggon Wheels in Blackwood. He has remained the co-Chairman of the annual, industry-run Cherry Ball since 1997.

Girolamo (Jamie) Fragnito

Girolamo (Jamie) Fragnito

Director
Retail Appointment

Jamie has been a Board member since 2014 and brings over 30 years’ experience from the fresh produce retailing sector. The former Chairman of the Adelaide Produce Markets Young Leaders, Jamie is currently the Managing Director of Mount Barker Fresh Markets and its online and food-service affiliate, Mt Barker Fresh Direct. He is also a serving committee member of the SA Fruit & Veg Retailers Association

Christine Scalzi

Christine Scalzi

Director
Wholesale Appointment

Christine has been a Board member since 2014 and is the second female ever to serve on the SAPM Board. Christine has over 25 years’ experience from the fresh produce wholesaling sector and is currently a Director of the herb-based wholesaling business, Select Naturally.

Vacant

Vacant

Director
Grower Appointment

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