Managing Director


Joe Panettiere

Vegetable Specialist

Contact Details:
Mobile: 0438 457 008

Allan Reyes

Produce Specialist


Contact Details:
Mobile: 0407 987 287


David de Ryck

Administration Manager


Sue Joseph

Administration Assistant


Mary Pashley

Administration Assistant


Rachel Grant

Administration Assistant



David Hayes

Warehouse Manager


Board of Directors

Allan Burge

Dip Coy Dir Chairman

Mr Burge has been a Director and the Chairman since incorporation of the company. Mr Burge has himself owned and operated retail stores since 1968. During this time he has also served on the board of QIW Ltd for 12 years, including 10 years as Chairman.

Mr Burge obtained a Diploma in Company Directorship from the University of New England, and was a Fellow of the Institute of Company Directors. Mr Burge currently owns and operates the Foodworks stores at Loganholme and Woodridge.

Peter Joseph

Managing Director

Peter commenced his career in Fruit and Vegetables at the young age of 15, working as a labourer in the Brisbane Market. At 18 he was operating his own fruit shop in Tarragindi. He learnt quickly and ventured into the Fruit and Vegetable wholesale business, supplying a major restaurant chain. Subsequently, for the next 15 years he operated a wholesale Fruit and Vegetable, and transport business, in north-west NSW which supplied Woolworths, Coles and Independent Fruit Markets. In the late 1980’s Peter returned to South East Queensland to own and operate a large Fruit and Vegetable market on the Gold Coast. But it was in 1999, Peter joined Independent Produce Professionals as a fruit buyer, moving up in 2007 to become its Managing Director.

Mark Raymond Whitten


Mr Whitten worked for Coles for 12 years, during which time he became the Fruit and Vegetable District Supervisor. He and his family then made a bold move and purchased his first independent store in Canberra. Mr Whitten operated this store for 6 years before selling it, and another store that he had acquired, before moving to Queensland in 1987.

Upon his arrival in Queensland, Mr Whitten purchased supermarkets at Browns Plains and Daisy Hill. He was also the Deputy Chairman of SPAR Ltd during 1998/99. He then opened and operated the SPAR Bellbowrie store until August 2001. In July 2000 he purchased the 5 star store in Lowood, which in October 2005 was relocated to a new purpose built premises and re-branded Supa IGA Lowood.