Nick Begakis AO, Chair
Nick co-owns and is non executive Chairman of Bellis Fruit Bars (est. 1952), a business he has owned since 1990, with products distributed Australia wide. Bellis Fruit Bars has a factory at Elizabeth and also has manufacturing interests in China and Mexico, currently supplying (or has supplied) supermarkets in the EU, UK, USA, NZ and Australia, with innovative food solutions. Nick primarily sets the organization’s strategic direction, particularly identifying and mitigating organizational risks and maximizing opportunities. As a business owner and as the provider of working capital to his own business, he understands the balance required between shareholder security of income with the possibility of increased returns, cash flow and growth. Nick also has extensive corporate governance experience in several industry sectors as well as in academia and government boards.
Loewn’s core skillset includes strategy, digital, marketing and finance together with a proven record of growing Australian businesses and expanding their brands into the global market through innovation and strong creative strategic thinking.
Peter has worked in the financial services sector on matters such as strategy, finance, point-of-sale systems and marketing. He has extensive skills in networking, business development, influencing, communications and stakeholder engagement.
Dominic brings skills and competencies in retail, food supply chain and marketing. He has extensive knowledge of the fresh produce market community, operations and structure and significant experience in creating and building iconic SA brands.
Andrew brings great property, financial and leasing experience and is the Managing Partner of an Adelaide Chartered Accounting firm. He is a registered real estate agent, chartered accountant, registered company auditor and registered tax agent.
Councillor Megan Hender
Megan Hender is an elected member of the Adelaide City Council – and sits on the Adelaide Central Market Authority board as Council’s representative. She is a lawyer by training and has worked as a solicitor, a university lecturer and as a senior manager in the professional services sector. Since 2002 she has been running her own successful management consulting business working with a variety of organisations, here and interstate, principally in the areas of strategy, risk and communication. In addition, Megan was on the management committee that established the Adelaide Showground’s Farmers Market, and served on that committee for a number of years; until recently sat on the board of the award winning Adelaide Convention Centre; and now serves on the board of Adelaide Festival.
Bill Zaharis Thompson’s Fruit & Veg and Central Fresh Fruiters proprietor and Traders Advisory Group (TAG) Chair, Bill has an experienced working knowledge of the Market as a leaseholder for the past 5 years. Bill will represent the wider trader group on the Board.