Our
TEAM

The Fleurieu Milk team brings together a wealth of experience and expertise within the dairy industry with a passion for making a difference.

ADMIN

Undoubtedly the most important part of production at Fleurieu Milk is the team behind the scenes doing the work. The team is led by our chief milk and yoghurt makers, Locky and Nick, who control their respective production areas. Under them is a team of 15 employees who all play their role in ensuring our production runs smoothly.

NICK HUTCHINSON

General Manager
(08) 8558 6020 

Nick grew up on a dairy farm in Myponga but decided farming wasn’t the best career path for his precious hands. Nick completed a Bachelor of Business and then a MBA at Flinders University before joining the team in 2013. He has a strong vision to see Fleurieu Milk continue to grow and discover new market opportunities.

CHRISTINE RYAN

Accounts & Finance
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Christine officially joined Fleurieu Milk in 2017 having previously managed the customer accounts for the FMC Distribution company for 4 years. She has over 30 years experience in Accounts and Finance as well as first-hand knowledge of the Dairy Industry having supported her husband with their own Dairy Farm in Myponga for 15 years. Christine grew up in Adelaide but moved to Myponga 31 years ago and may be considered a “local” finally.

LISA HOSKING

Product Orders
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If you’re an existing customer, then you might already know how important Lisa is to our team. She’s responsible for managing orders and planning driver runs each and every day, which is by no means an easy task! Lisa was always destined for FMC having grown up around dairy farming and is still involved helping run her families small beef cattle herd.

TINA FILIPPIDIS

Quality Assurance Manager
(08) 8558 6020 

Tina joined our team in 2014 and has added the professionalism we needed. She works tirelessly to ensure our production standards from farm to shelf are at the level we require. Tina is responsible for enabling us to make our products available to the world. If you try and short cut Tina’s rules, don’t! She’ll hunt you down!!

DOUGLAS POLLNITZ

Quality Assurance Officer
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Doug started with us in late 2010 helping Ken (his father) with deliveries during the busy Christmas period. His role evolved into filling in for drivers on leave and eventually, as we continued to grow, he was offered a full time role in 2012 as a Delivery Driver. Doug was a driver until 2017 and worked his way up to help maintain our Quality Assurance/Food Safety and Work Health Safety programs.

HELEN STOCK

Store Liaison & Customer Service
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Helen works tirelessly behind the scenes ensuring all our customers continue to have the products they need on shelf.  Helen is also the lucky wife of Locky and deep down we know she pinches herself daily wanting to know how she got so lucky.

LINDA APPLEBY

Accounts & Finance
(08) 8558 6020 

Linda is one of the most efficient accounts managers in Australia and we’re lucky to have her. Her role oversees purchasing, wages and flexing those debt collection muscles when necessary! Linda won’t admit it but she’s a wizard in the kitchen and has interesting hobby collecting teapots consider she doesn’t drink tea. If you need something done, call the office and ask for Linda!

SALES
CLAY SAMPSON

Sales & Marketing Manager
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Since retiring from a decorated AFL career Clay spent 10 years in sales working for a variety of different businesses in South Australia. Clay then joined our team in 2015 in a sales position that he will make his own long term. If you’re interested in stocking Fleurieu Milk, Clay is the best person to contact.

KYM KOSTER

Sales & Business Relations
0438 905 450

Kym joined our sales team towards the end of 2016 with a background in a variety of different sales roles. Kym’s upbeat and energetic personality is a perfect fit for the culture of Fleurieu Milk. Whilst his bow legs don’t allow him to play footy anymore, he’s still got more medals than the rest of our sales team.

SIMON PHILLIPS

Strategic Sales Manager
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Simon, better known as Flipper is another one of our football professionals, come FMC sales team member. After a 15 year career at the Sydney Swans, Port Power and 3 premierships at Norwood FC, Flipper joined us in February 2019 with a passion to see a local company succeed, or so he says… Deep down we know he planned to save $40 a day with free coffee to feed his caffeine addiction.

RICHARD HUTCHINSON

Key Account Manager
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Richard joined our team in 2018 as a Key Account Manager. Rich is a natural people person and has an extensive background in sales with over 20 years of experience; his role oversees major accounts such as OTR which consist of more than 150+ sites throughout SA. When he’s not out and about building relationships you’ll probably find him trackside with a beer hoping his next ’quaddie’ gets up.

TONY MODRA

Corporate Relations
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Tony has been a cattle transporter on the Fleurieu Peninsula for many years but has decided he’s a lot better suited being a part of the Fleurieu Milk team. Tony also owns a surf shop and does the odd day modelling. Oh, once upon a time he also played football, very well.

ELLY HUTCHENS

Sales
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Elly joined us fresh out of high school and is another important member of our sales team. She manages a lot of our retail customers and also sources new business through the food service channel. Elly is a handy netball player who represents Myponga in the local comp.

PRODUCTION
LACHLAN STOCK

Milk Production Manager
(08) 8558 6020

Locky has spent more time at Fleurieu Milk than anyone else, joining the company not long after we began. He is the man behind the scenes ensuring our products are of the highest quality and there is always enough supply to satisfy our customers. When he’s not at work (12 hours a week) Locky is enjoying time with his family and buying world class racehorses.

NICK HASSAN

Yoghurt Production Manager
(08) 8558 6020

Nick ‘Hassman’ Hassan is our yoghurt specialist. A local lad having played footy at Myponga for over 12 years, he was wrapped to get the opportunity to join our team in 2013 after spending nine years in the retail world.  Outside of work Hass loves keeping fit and spending time with friends and family. He’s also a bit of a coffee snob and loves hunting around for the best coffee in town!

CHRIS PAINE

Milk Plant Operator
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Starting out in distribution delivering our fantastic products, Christopher “Toffa” Paine quickly moved into production after several incidents. He’s slotted into the production role perfectly & quickly become the head of Research & Development, creating new and interesting milk combinations, altering existing recipes, even when not asked to do so. Toffa has recently purchased a few acres and ventured into the breeding game. He’s not having a lot of success at the moment but I’m sure once Geoff or Baz talks to him about the difference between a ram & a ewe, he’ll be fine…
Toffa is an integral part of Fleurieu Milk and much loved by all his team!

DYLAN LANE

Maintenance & Operations Manager
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Better known as the FMC ‘Golden Boy’ Dylsy is a jack of all trades, master of none. If something needs to be fixed Dylsy is our go to man. He’s a guru with his hands who puts in an epic amount of work behind the scenes to ensure our production line is continuously flowing. Father of two he enjoys nothing more than switching off and spending some quality time with his kids and wife Carly.

DISTRIBUTION
WAYNE DEACON

Distribution Manager
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Wayne joined the FMC team in 2017 as our Distribution Manager. His role is an integral part of our business ensuring all orders are received, sent to warehouse where they are picked and packed accordingly for delivery the following day. Wayne’s team consists of 15 and growing! When he’s not putting run sheets together, he’s spending time with his kids or helping out at the local footy club.

PHIL WILKINS

Senior Driver
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Phil is our Senior Leading Driver responsible for the daily maintenance of our company vehicles. He also manages all runs when our other drivers are on leave. Prior to FMC Phil worked as a butcher in QLD. Phil enjoys playing bowls at Myponga and volunteering around the community. Best known for his one liners which include “Blind as a welders dog” and “Got cross threaded”.