Our Executive Team

Serge Infanti

Serge Infanti

Executive Chairman

Serge initially joined Foodco in 1990 as a franchise partner successfully operating two Jamaica Blue and two Muffin Break cafes, before joining the executive team to lead the development, leasing and store design and constructions teams . From 2007 Serge lead the global business in his role as Managing Director and in his current role as Executive Chairman is responsible for international licensed operations, key global projects, supporting the UK growth plan and franchise industry representation. Prior to Foodco, Serge held various management, financial and marketing roles at IBM Australia and Asia Pacific.

Robert Fitzgerald

Robert Fitzgerald

Executive Director

Robert joined Foodco in 2010 and is responsible for Foodco’s Enterprise Systems and Corporate development. Prior to joining Foodco Robert worked in the financial services industry for over 20 years. Robert had a variety of senior client focused roles with UBS Investment Bank. Most recently Robert was a Managing Director with UBS Asia based in Hong Kong.

Richard Goodman

Richard Goodman

Chief Executive Officer, Australia & New Zealand

Richard joined Foodco in February 2022 as Chief Executive Officer for Australia and New Zealand. Prior to joining Foodco, Richard held senior commercial, finance, planning and communication roles at David Jones and was Managing Director with Heinemann Australia. Richard has deep retail experience and a passion for developing people and a commitment to partnering with Franchisees.

Michael Arbuckle

Michael Arbuckle

Managing Director Foodco United Kingdom

Michael first became involved with Foodco in 1992 when he his partner Robyn were franchise partners. Michael and Robyn went on to be our licensed partner in New Zealand (now a Foodco Group Business) & joint venture partners in the United Kingdom.

Angela Wagland

Angela Wagland

Chief Financial Officer

Angela joined Foodco in 2010. Angela’s role encompasses finance, IT, strategy, governance & risk management for the global business. Previously, Angela serviced a wide range of privately held businesses as a Senior Tax Manager with both ESV Group & Ernst & Young, and Shell International.

Daphne Loizou

Daphne Loizou

General Counsel

Daphne joined Foodco in 2008. Daphne is responsible for Foodco’s various legal & commercial agreements. Prior to Foodco Daphne held a variety of roles with the Australian Government Solicitor.

Matthew Williams

Matthew Williams

General Manager, Foodco Property and Design

Matthew joined Foodco in 2002. Prior to this role Matt held leadership roles in Foodco’s system operations. Before joining Foodco Matthew’s previous roles included Franchise Business Management with Coles, Myer & McDonalds Australia.

Jenifer O’Connor

Jenifer O’Connor

Head of People

Jen joined Foodco in 2011. Jen has worked in a range of businesses including Campus Living Villages & The Sydney Convention Centre.

Sarah Bolton Hall

Sarah Bolton Hall

International Partner Manager

Sarah joined Foodco in 2003. Sarah has worked across a range of business units including operations, development and marketing for Muffin Break and Jamaica Blue.

Derek Raux

Derek Raux

General Manager, New Zealand

Derek joined Foodco in August 2022 as General Manager – New Zealand. Derek has extensive experience within the QSR industry, from McDonalds within management and operations, as a Franchisee with Coffee Club, Dick Smith as an Area Manager and most recently, as Country Manager of Bakers Delight New Zealand.

Fatima Syed

Fatima Syed

General Manager - Customer and Marketing

Fatima joined Foodco in July 2022 as the General Manager – Customer and Marketing, Australia & New Zealand. Prior to joining Foodco, Fatima’s career extended across FMCG and QSR organisations such as Nestle, Reckitt Benckiser, PepsiCo, Yum Brands (Pizza Hut & KFC,) Toshiba and Dyson where her roles included brand positioning, consumer insights, digital (including but not limited to E-Commerce, Search, CRM & Social,) PR & CSR. Fatima has a passion for building & developing teams & a track record of driving for results.