Serge InfantiExecutive 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 FitzgeraldExecutive 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 GoodmanChief 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 ArbuckleManaging 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.
Nina CosgroveGeneral Manager, Operations
Coming from a Food & Beverage background with an already established career in franchising, Nina started with Foodco as an Operations Consultant in 2007. Since then she has held several positions within the operations team at Foodco - Regional Manager, National Operations Manager and now as General Manager of Operations. Nina’s focus and passion is to finesse in-store systems and processes, provided training and mentoring to the operations team, improve franchisee satisfaction and engagement and enhance brand standards.
Matthew WilliamsGeneral Manager, Foodco Property and Design
Matthew joined Foodco in 2002, prior to his current role, he held leadership roles in Foodco’s system operations. Before joining Foodco, Matthew’s previous roles included Franchise Business Management with Coles, Myer & McDonalds Australia.
Fatima SyedGeneral 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.
Angela WaglandChief 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.
Lynne MilburnGeneral Manager, People, Training & Compliance
Lynne joined Foodco in October 2022 as General Manager - People, Training & Compliance. Prior to Foodco, Lynne has worked in a range of Human Resource positions across a variety of industries, with a background in both growing and established organizations. She is highly experienced in her field, especially with founder-led environments experiencing growth. Lynne is passionate about working with teams and working with key stakeholders to deliver results.
Tony BruschGeneral Manager, New Zealand and Hospitals & Transit
Tony joined Foodco in 2004, working across a variety of senior roles in development, leasing and operations. Prior to joining Foodco, Tony had a successful banking career in the UK before moving into café ownership. He has also held the role of National Development Manager for operators within the health and beauty sector.
Sarah Bolton HallInternational Partner Manager
Sarah joined Foodco in 2003. Prior to her current role, she worked across a range of business units including operations, development, legal and marketing. With a passion for people and projects, in her current role Sarah supports existing and new international License Partners.
Sarah EdwardsGeneral Manager - Legal
Sarah is a highly experienced legal practitioner in the areas of general in-house practice, corporate governance, commercial contract negotiation, compliance, and risk management in product distribution, franchising and equipment leasing and management services sectors. She has proven success in building strategic business relationships to promote, embed and support a culture of compliance within an organisation while also enabling it to achieve its business objectives, financial goals, and strategies.