Our People

Our People are the most important resource in our business.  Our success and reputation has been built upon the relationships we have developed within our team and with our customers.

 

SGS Key Executives

Directors

Simon George

Simon George, the Director of Brisbane Operations, leads the company with Damian George and has a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of the fruit and vegetable industry, acquired through many years of experience at its various levels.

An experienced business leader in Queensland, including in the food service business, Simon has successfully guided the company through a substantial growth and acquisition phase in recent years and is committed to continuing to develop and enhance the best practice standards of the business.  Superior quality produce and delivery coupled with the provision of the best facilities and workplace environment in the industry distinguish Simon’s more than 35 years leadership of this family business with his brother.

  • Office – Brisbane
  • Telephone: 07 3379 7700

Damian George

Director of Sydney Operations, Damian George, has a wealth of experience across all areas of the fruit and vegetable industry. Having worked in the wholesale fruit and veg business since he was 15, Damian’s product knowledge and extensive network of contacts in the industry offer our clients a unique advantage.

Throughout his career, Damian has been a leading agent/producer for the strawberry, avocado, asparagus and mango industries in Australia, as well as an owner of a food service venue.

  • Office – Sydney
  • Telephone: Telephone: 02 9519 1411

 

George Family

Ben George

Ben George commenced work with Simon George & Sons in 2004 after working in commercial real estate for 3 years. Ben works in a Group Operations role for the company, spending most of his time managing the Brisbane warehouse.

  • Office – Brisbane
  • Telephone: 07 3379 7700

 

Jack George

Jack George began working for the company in 2004 after completing a business degree at the University of Queensland. Jack works on the finance & IT side of the business, as well as assisting in the buying office and looking after key clients for the company.

  • Office – Brisbane
  • Telephone: 07 3379 7700

Matt George

Matt George – started with the company in 2009 and now works in an operational role in the Brisbane warehouse as well as managing the processing department in Brisbane.

  • Office – Brisbane
  • Telephone: 07 3379 7700

 

General Managers

David Wilson (Darwin)

David Wilson commenced work with Simon George & Sons at the start of 2012. David has lived in the Northern Territory for over 30 years and brings extensive sales and management experience to the company.

 

 
 
Larry Griffin (Townsville)

Larry Griffin commenced worked with the company in our Cairns Warehouse in 2004. Larry moved to Townsville in an operational role when Simon George & Sons opened there in 2007 and has since been promoted to General Manager of the Townsville branch. Larry is married with 3 children and is currently a member of the Roots Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

 

 

Sales Team

Kieran Egan (Brisbane)

Kieran Egan commenced with Simon George & Sons in 2002, taking on an involved role as our Brisbane Sales Manager. Kieran had worked in another sales role prior to joining SGS and brings expertise and understanding of our customers requirements having spent his career in the hospitality and hotel industry.

  • Office – Brisbane
  • Telephone: 07 3379 7700

Justin McLean (Brisbane)

Justin McLean commenced with Simon George & Sons in 2012, joining our Brisbane Sales team.  He has been in the Hospitality trade since arriving from Zimbabwe in 2001 and has built up a great knowledge of the industry in that time.  Justin works closely with Kieran Egan in providing our clients with an added support base that Simon George & Sons promotes. Justin also helps co-ordinate social media for the company including our Instagram account, which gives clients up to the minute information on new fruit and vegetable lines within the Markets.

Greg Perrott (Cairns)

Greg was born and raised in Cairns. He is passionate about fruit & vegetables, and has been working in the industry for over 20 years.  Greg’s interests outside of work are golf, movies & travel.

 

 

Joe Dunham (Darwin)

Joe was born and and raised in the Territory. After spending 8 years interstate he moved back to Darwin in 2012. Most recently before starting with SGS he worked as a produce buyer out of Australia’s biggest wholesale markets in Sydney.

Joe decided to move back home to be close to his family, to enjoy more of the outdoors and to be part of the exciting and prosperous period that the top end is going through.