Key Personnel

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Duncan Booth

Food Service General Manager - SA

Duncan Booth

Food Service General Manager - SA

T (08) 8162 8400
E dbooth@holco.com.au

Duncan has been in the Food Service industry for over 20 years. Starting his career as an apprentice chef with Hospitality Group Training and competing successfully in several Salon Culinaire competitions, when qualified he worked throughout Australia and overseas. Upon returning to Adelaide Duncan worked as the Sous Chef at AAMI Stadium. Working his way to the top he went on to become the Executive Chef for AAMI Stadium from 1994 to 2005. His achievements saw Duncan led his team to win the State Venue Caterer of the Year award in 2002. Moving out of the kitchen in 2005, Duncan joined Top Cut Foods in an operational role. In 2010, Duncan took on the role of Sales Manager for Holco and now heads up the Food Service Division as General Manager. Whilst mainly focused on the operational functions of the business Duncan still manages major accounts including the newly refurbished Adelaide Oval, Major Hotels, Government Contracts and The Northern Territory to name a few.

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Shane Wood

Business Development Executive - SA

Duncan Booth

Food Service General Manager - SA

T (08) 8162 8400
E dbooth@holco.com.au

Duncan has been in the Food Service industry for over 20 years. Starting his career as an apprentice chef with Hospitality Group Training and competing successfully in several Salon Culinaire competitions, when qualified he worked throughout Australia and overseas. Upon returning to Adelaide Duncan worked as the Sous Chef at AAMI Stadium. Working his way to the top he went on to become the Executive Chef for AAMI Stadium from 1994 to 2005. His achievements saw Duncan led his team to win the State Venue Caterer of the Year award in 2002. Moving out of the kitchen in 2005, Duncan joined Top Cut Foods in an operational role. In 2010, Duncan took on the role of Sales Manager for Holco and now heads up the Food Service Division as General Manager. Whilst mainly focused on the operational functions of the business Duncan still manages major accounts including the newly refurbished Adelaide Oval, Major Hotels, Government Contracts and The Northern Territory to name a few.

Shane Wood

Business Development Executive - SA

T (08) 8162 8400
E swood@holco.com.au

Shane started his working career working as an Apprentice Butcher for a major retail chain before deciding cooking was more his expertise and moving into an apprenticeship to become a Chef.

Heading abroad to satisfy his culinary dreams Shane spent nine years overseas working for various establishments across the United Kingdom, Scandinavia and parts of Europe.


He has worked at the Hyatt Regency in Knightsbridge London, and even in the Grissini Restaurant under the guidance of renowned Italian Chef Fabio Trabocchi. Upon returning to Australia Shane gained experience as a cooking lecturer with a major focus on Meat Butchery.

Joining Holco in 2004 in a Sales Development role allowed Shane to communicate with like-minded people about his passions and our food industry. Specialising in new business development and major catering coordination Shane enjoys sourcing some of the finest beef products available to us in Australia.
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Craig Symes

Business Development Executive - SA

Shane Wood

Business Development Executive - SA

T (08) 8162 8400
E swood@holco.com.au

Shane started his working career working as an Apprentice Butcher for a major retail chain before deciding cooking was more his expertise and moving into an apprenticeship to become a Chef.

Heading abroad to satisfy his culinary dreams Shane spent nine years overseas working for various establishments across the United Kingdom, Scandinavia and parts of Europe.


He has worked at the Hyatt Regency in Knightsbridge London, and even in the Grissini Restaurant under the guidance of renowned Italian Chef Fabio Trabocchi. Upon returning to Australia Shane gained experience as a cooking lecturer with a major focus on Meat Butchery.

Joining Holco in 2004 in a Sales Development role allowed Shane to communicate with like-minded people about his passions and our food industry. Specialising in new business development and major catering coordination Shane enjoys sourcing some of the finest beef products available to us in Australia.

Craig Symes

Business Development Executive - SA

T (08) 8162 8400
E csymes@holco.com.au

Craig started in the industry in 1979 within the catering division of Holbrook Meat. Since joining Holco Foods in the early eighties Craig gained experience in the service of the mining industry, with sites such as Olympic Dam & Moomba booming and Holco Foods obtaining these contracts. Craig became more involved in the office, purchasing smallgoods and becoming key controller of several accounts.  In 1995 when Meatpak Australia Pty Ltd purchased Holco Craig was recruited as a Sales Consultant due to his vast experience and continuing development within the business.  Craig took to this new role focusing on customer service and developing relationships.  Craig strengths are his exceptional customer service coupled with his extensive product and industry knowledge. Craig is an instrumental stakeholder in the continuity and capability of the Food Service sales team and he strongly believes 'quality, consistency and exceptional customer service is paramount.'
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Ashley Lawson

Business Development Executive - SA

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Matt Maloney

Holco Select Manager - SA

Ashley Lawson

Business Development Executive - SA

T (08) 8162 8400
M 0408 853 858
E alawson@holco.com.au

Ashley joined the Holco team in 2011, bringing with him 10 years’ experience as a Chef. Cooking his way around Australia Ashley undertook his training at Melbourne’s famous William Angliss Culinary school and spent 3 years refining his skills in some of Melbourne’s best award winning bakeries. Growing up on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula surrounded by the fine food & vineyards it was inevitable that Ashley would become an avid foodie. It is this passion for food matched with his strong technical and analytical skill that makes him a unique part of the business and a crucial part of the product development team at Holco.

Matt Maloney

Holco Select Manager - SA

T (08) 8162 8400
E mmaloney@holco.com.au

Matt commenced an apprenticeship at his local butcher shop and in 1984 at the tender age of 21 before buying his own shop that he operated for the next 17 years. During this time Matt learnt to make his own smallgoods and even won awards for them. After deciding to hang up the apron and sell his business he took on the role of Warehouse Manager for a food service distributor where he worked for the next 7 years. In 2008 Matt joined Holco to head up their own food service division for speciality dry good products, which came under the brand of Holco Select.  Matt’s strengths lie in sourcing the very best in locally grown and manufactured produce from some of South Australia’s and Australia's finest growers and producers.

Craig Symes

Business Development Executive - SA

T (08) 8162 8400
E csymes@holco.com.au

Craig started in the industry in 1979 within the catering division of Holbrook Meat. Since joining Holco Foods in the early eighties Craig gained experience in the service of the mining industry, with sites such as Olympic Dam & Moomba booming and Holco Foods obtaining these contracts. Craig became more involved in the office, purchasing smallgoods and becoming key controller of several accounts.  In 1995 when Meatpak Australia Pty Ltd purchased Holco Craig was recruited as a Sales Consultant due to his vast experience and continuing development within the business.  Craig took to this new role focusing on customer service and developing relationships.  Craig strengths are his exceptional customer service coupled with his extensive product and industry knowledge. Craig is an instrumental stakeholder in the continuity and capability of the Food Service sales team and he strongly believes 'quality, consistency and exceptional customer service is paramount.'

Ashley Lawson

Business Development Executive - SA

T (08) 8162 8400
M 0408 853 858
E alawson@holco.com.au

Ashley joined the Holco team in 2011, bringing with him 10 years’ experience as a Chef. Cooking his way around Australia Ashley undertook his training at Melbourne’s famous William Angliss Culinary school and spent 3 years refining his skills in some of Melbourne’s best award winning bakeries. Growing up on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula surrounded by the fine food & vineyards it was inevitable that Ashley would become an avid foodie. It is this passion for food matched with his strong technical and analytical skill that makes him a unique part of the business and a crucial part of the product development team at Holco.

Matt Maloney

Holco Select Manager - SA

T (08) 8162 8400
E mmaloney@holco.com.au

Matt commenced an apprenticeship at his local butcher shop and in 1984 at the tender age of 21 before buying his own shop that he operated for the next 17 years. During this time Matt learnt to make his own smallgoods and even won awards for them. After deciding to hang up the apron and sell his business he took on the role of Warehouse Manager for a food service distributor where he worked for the next 7 years. In 2008 Matt joined Holco to head up their own food service division for speciality dry good products, which came under the brand of Holco Select.  Matt’s strengths lie in sourcing the very best in locally grown and manufactured produce from some of South Australia’s and Australia's finest growers and producers.
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Rob Warman

Wholesale Supervisor - SA

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Chris Rankin

Wholesale Manager - SA

Rob Warman

Wholesale Supervisor - SA

T (08) 8162 8400
E rwarman@holco.com.au

Rob started with the company as an apprentice butcher for Turners Butchers in 1976 (later to become Springfield). Working his way up to Store Manager he managed 3 different stores before deciding to move on after 11 ½ years. Rob worked for private butchers until 1994 before joining the Wholesale area of Midfield Meat for 5 -6 years.  He spent the next 10 years running his own Butcher Shop/ Smallgoods Manufacturing Business at which time he won several awards for smallgoods. He joined the Wholesales division of Holco as Sales Manager in 2011. Rob believes in providing customers with quality products and service and thrives on working with a tight knit group who are focused on delivering good outcomes for the business and customers.

Chris Rankin

Wholesale Manager - SA

T (08) 8162 8400
E crankin@holco.com.au

Chris started in the industry 25 years ago as a labourer in a boning room and worked his way through to a sales position. Chris has varying experience while spending some time in areas of production, costings and purchasing. Chris has a great understanding of the Australian beef and lamb market. Since joining Holco in 1995, Chris has also had some experience managing a food service division at Underdale. Chris's focus is strongly on developing sales.

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Ian Taylor

Key Account Manager - QLD

Rob Warman

Wholesale Supervisor - SA

T (08) 8162 8400
E rwarman@holco.com.au

Rob started with the company as an apprentice butcher for Turners Butchers in 1976 (later to become Springfield). Working his way up to Store Manager he managed 3 different stores before deciding to move on after 11 ½ years. Rob worked for private butchers until 1994 before joining the Wholesale area of Midfield Meat for 5 -6 years.  He spent the next 10 years running his own Butcher Shop/ Smallgoods Manufacturing Business at which time he won several awards for smallgoods. He joined the Wholesales division of Holco as Sales Manager in 2011. Rob believes in providing customers with quality products and service and thrives on working with a tight knit group who are focused on delivering good outcomes for the business and customers.

Chris Rankin

Wholesale Manager - SA

T (08) 8162 8400
E crankin@holco.com.au

Chris started in the industry 25 years ago as a labourer in a boning room and worked his way through to a sales position. Chris has varying experience while spending some time in areas of production, costings and purchasing. Chris has a great understanding of the Australian beef and lamb market. Since joining Holco in 1995, Chris has also had some experience managing a food service division at Underdale. Chris's focus is strongly on developing sales.

Ian Taylor

Key Account Manager - QLD

M 0487 880 101
E itaylor@holcoqld.com.au

Ian is a qualified butcher and has previously owned retail shops in the Southern Highlands of NSW. After leaving the retail market, Ian worked for other Food Service meat companies, most recently he was Queensland Sales Manager for Viande Mastercut. Having spent his working life in the food industry he have an extensive knowledge of of what it takes to deliver quality products from the farm gate to our clients. Ian has a commitment to delivering the right product to the customers requirements.

Dale Alsop

Business Development Executive - SA

Ian Taylor

Key Account Manager - QLD

M 0487 880 101
E itaylor@holcoqld.com.au

Ian is a qualified butcher and has previously owned retail shops in the Southern Highlands of NSW. After leaving the retail market, Ian worked for other Food Service meat companies, most recently he was Queensland Sales Manager for Viande Mastercut. Having spent his working life in the food industry he have an extensive knowledge of of what it takes to deliver quality products from the farm gate to our clients. Ian has a commitment to delivering the right product to the customers requirements.

Dale Alsop

Business Development Executive - SA

T 0407 795 078
E dalsop@holco.com.au

Rex Duck

Operations Manager - QLD

Stuart Benyon

Business Development - QLD

Rex Duck

Operations Manager - QLD

M 0429 697 441

Stuart Benyon

Business Development - QLD

M 0437 668 786

Dale Alsop

Business Development Executive - SA

T 0407 795 078
E dalsop@holco.com.au

Rex Duck

Operations Manager - QLD

M 0429 697 441

Stuart Benyon

Business Development - QLD

M 0437 668 786

Adrian D’Alessandro

Business Development Executive - SA

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David Ellis

Food Service Manager - VIC

Adrian D’Alessandro

Business Development Executive - SA

M 0418 814 414
E adalessandro@holco.com.au

David Ellis

Food Service Manager - VIC

T (03) 9369 7933
M 0427 818 553
E dellis@holcovic.com.au

David Ellis started with Holco in 2017.

 

Chris Branson

Holco Sales Manager - SA

Adrian D’Alessandro

Business Development Executive - SA

M 0418 814 414
E adalessandro@holco.com.au

David Ellis

Food Service Manager - VIC

T (03) 9369 7933
M 0427 818 553
E dellis@holcovic.com.au

David Ellis started with Holco in 2017.

 

Chris Branson

Holco Sales Manager - SA

T 08 8162 8400
M 0450 553 461
E cbranson@holco.com.au

Robert Waters

Sales Manager - NT

Chris Branson

Holco Sales Manager - SA

T 08 8162 8400
M 0450 553 461
E cbranson@holco.com.au

Robert Waters

Sales Manager - NT

T 08 8947 3550
E rwaters@holcont.com.au

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Les Pearson

Operation Manager - NT

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Anthony Namana

Operations Manager - VIC

Les Pearson

Operation Manager - NT

T 08 8947 3550
M 0427 899 367
E lpearson@holcont.com.au

Anthony Namana

Operations Manager - VIC

T (03) 9369 7933
M 0438 350 697
E anamana@cfnw.com.au

Robert Waters

Sales Manager - NT

T 08 8947 3550
E rwaters@holcont.com.au

Les Pearson

Operation Manager - NT

T 08 8947 3550
M 0427 899 367
E lpearson@holcont.com.au

Anthony Namana

Operations Manager - VIC

T (03) 9369 7933
M 0438 350 697
E anamana@cfnw.com.au

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Adrian Bajric

National Retail Manager - Victoria

Mitchell Weston

Business Development Consultant

Adrian Bajric

National Retail Manager - Victoria

T 03 8360 9324
E abajric@holco.com.au

Mitchell Weston

Business Development Consultant

T (03) 9369 7933
M 0439 500 921
E mweston@holcovic.com.au

Adrian Bajric

National Retail Manager - Victoria

T 03 8360 9324
E abajric@holco.com.au

Mitchell Weston

Business Development Consultant

T (03) 9369 7933
M 0439 500 921
E mweston@holcovic.com.au