BML operates on a commercial basis as an unlisted public company, with 42,500,000 listed shares and over 150 predominantly industry-related shareholders, including growers, wholesalers, secondary wholesalers, retailers and the industry organisation Brismark.
Subject to the future financial performance BML and its operations as well as its ongoing future cash flow requirements (including funding required for existing and future projects), the Directors intend to achieve a dividend payout ratio in the range of 60-75% of Net Profits After Tax (excluding any property valuation and any “Mark to Market” adjustments) with all dividends to be fully franked.
The balance of retained earnings is expected to be used by BML to assist in the ongoing funding of development projects.
Brisbane Markets Annual Report - 2016/17
Brisbane Markets Limited (BML) has delivered another robust financial performance, providing continued certainty for the Brisbane Markets community and shareholders. It’s a result only made possible by the determined strategy of an industry-owned organisation with the hands-on experience and drive to see the wholesale fresh fruit and vegetable industry prosper.READ ONLINE DOWNLOAD View previous issues
Anthony (Tony) Joseph Chairman
Tony is a director of a number of private companies with interests in fruit and vegetable wholesaling and exporting with 44 years experience in the Brisbane Markets.
Director since incorporation – 4 July 1994, Director of a number of private companies with interests in fruit and vegetable wholesaling and previous longstanding member of the Brisbane Market Trust. Chairman of the Board since 11 November 1997. Current Director of Brisbane Broncos Limited and Director of Brisbane Broncos Leagues Club.
Andrew has a history of employment at a senior management level with extensive experience in policy formulation, service development and industry representation.
Managing Director from 1 January 2000 and appointed to Chief Executive Officer of Brisbane Markets Limited on 1 October 2002, while retaining the position of Chief Executive Officer of Brismark. Extensive managerial experience, with tertiary qualifications in Agricultural Science, Accounting and Corporate Management. He also has detailed knowledge of the operations of the fresh produce industry, Central Markets and property development and management. Current Director of Perth Markets Limited, BuyFruit Pty Ltd, Fresh Markets Australia (FMA) and the Central Markets Association of Australia (CMAA).
Anthony (Tony) Kelly Deputy Chairman
Tony is a qualified lawyer having graduated from the University of Queensland in 1984.
Director since November 2001. Currently Chairman and co-owner of an emerging technology company Veracity IT, specialising in cloud-based platforms and services. A former lawyer with previous directorships of Gladstone Ports Corporation, Brisbane Lions AFL Football Club (Chairman), Brismark (President) and Carter and Spencer Group. Also has business interests with First Class Capital and Cruise Holidays Australia.
Peter is a director of a number of private companies with interests in fruit and vegetable wholesaling and marketing.
Director from 18 November 1994 until 22 September 1998. Reappointed as a Director on 16 November 1999. Current CEO of Global Fresh Australia T/A J H Leavy & Co, and a Director with interests in the fruit and vegetable wholesaling, importing and exporting industry.
Noel has a comprehensive knowledge of the fruit and vegetable industry, having been Managing Director of RW Pascoe, a leading Brisbane Markets fruit and vegetable wholesaling business since 1989.
Director from 9 September 1997 until 22 September 1998, re-elected as a Director by shareholders on 16 November 1999 until resignation on 17 January 2002. Reappointed as a Director on 18 March 2003. Director of a number of private companies with interests in fruit and vegetable wholesaling, production & exporting.
Stuart Lummis has over 30 years’ experience as a Senior Executive with 15 years as a non-executive director on several boards.
Director since November 2013. Extensive experience in large publicly listed groups in addition to not-for-profit organisations. Currently the Director for building, planning, facilities and property with a not-for-profit organisation. A non-executive Director of RSL Care and RDNS, member of the Property Council of Queensland.
Bruce is an independent Director who brings considerable corporate expertise to the Board.
Director since 21 November 2012. Extensive experience in Chartered Accounting covering many industry sectors, and consults to and serves on the Boards of several private and/or family-owned businesses. Currently Chairman of Queensland Rugby League and a Director of the MTAA Superannuation Fund. Formerly the Deputy Chairman and Director of 20 years of the Queensland Academy of Sport.
Ms Collier is an agile and highly experienced leader combining current board and governance experience with a successful career in strategic marketing and commercial leadership roles across a diverse range of industries in both blue-chip and multi-national organisations.
Director since 1 August 2016. Independent Director of a number of companies, and has over 20 years senior executive experience in business management, marketing, sales, branding and communication in local blue-chip and multinational companies, including 10 years within market-leading food manufacturing companies.
BML released its new Strategic Plan in November 2017. The Plan highlights BML’s Mission and the Board’s strategic focus over the five-year period of 2017-2022.
Download a copy of the summary of the Strategic Plan by clicking here.
The plan seeks to build on the growth, direction and success of the organisation since acquiring the Markets in 2002. Five strategic priority areas have been identified as follows:
Business development and diversification;
Stakeholder relations and positioning;
Capital and asset management; and
People and culture.
These strategic priorities are supported by a range of projects.
Implementation of the plan will be an ongoing process as the projects are actioned, the required policies are agreed, opportunities are identified and delivery programs are developed and implemented.
A range of results-based progress indicators and milestones are also listed on the Plan to benchmark the Plans implementation progress and success.