MEET OUR SPECIALISTS


With years of experience and a wealth of knowledge, our true passion is to source an extensive range of seafood from all over the world to satisfy chefs needs.

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LUKE ELASI


Luke Elasi has been with our NSW team for 13 years. Prior to that he was heavily involved in the food industry. Over the past 5 years, Luke’s procurement experience has given him a strong understanding of the wide-ranging seafood products that are supplied to Australia from around the world.

HARRY CHRISTODOULOU


Harry Christodoulou joined our NSW sales team almost 4 years ago. He has worked in the seafood industry for over 20 years, including the sales of fresh fish from New Zealand to the Australian market.

Mel Papic

Mel Papic joined the team bringing a wealth of experience after spending more than 20 years in the FMCG sector working for a number of well-known local and multi-national brands. Upon completing his degree, his passion for food led him to the hospitality industry, gaining valuable experience in a number of kitchens throughout Melbourne, finally culminating in working for some of the largest global Seafood Brands in Australia

Yianni Ioannou


Yianni Ioannou joined the Victorian team in 2016, bringing over 16 years’ experience in the Seafood industry throughout New Zealand and Australia to the Simplot Seafood Specialist team. Yianni’s breadth of experience includes working on commercial fishing vessels, seafood processing, distribution and sales.

Clint Gunson


Clint Gunson joined our Queensland team in 2016, bringing 12 years’ of experience from within Simplot Australia’s retail sales division, where he worked across the Frozen, Chilled and Shelf Seafood categories. Prior to this, Clint worked across various sales channels for one of Australia’s leading Seafood companies

PATRICK McARDLE


Patrick McArdle has been with our Queensland team for over 6 years. He’s been in the industry for 19 years, including sales roles in fresh fish for domestic and export markets. Having also worked closely with leading restaurants and chefs, Patrick understands the different strengths of a wide range of seafood.

CRAIG FIELKE


Craig Fielke joined our South Australia and NT team over 16 years ago. Prior to that, he spent 16 years in almost every aspect of the industry, including seafood processing, distribution, importing, logistics and procurement. Craig has as intimate knowledge of both local and international products.

Vladan Kovacevic


Vladan Kovacevic has been part of our WA team for a remarkable 26 years. 16 of those have been dedicated to seafood, including retail and foodservice sales. Vladan also holds a Diploma in Accounting, giving him valuable entrepreneurial and business insights.