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About Us

Countrywide has over 100 distributors across Australia servicing a wide variety of food service operators including:

  • Cafés and Restaurants
  • Pubs and Clubs
  • Hotels and Motels
  • Health and Aged Care Facilities
  • Schools and Educational Institutions
  • Takeaways, Fast Food Outlets and Pizza Shops
  • Caterers
  • Bakeries
  • Contract Group and Franchise Organisations

Food safety is important to Countrywide. With distributors and suppliers HACCP accredited, you are assured that the quality products you purchase have been stored and handled in a safe and correct environment.

With an extensive range of well-known Australian brands along with our own brands of quality products, we can supply everything you need to assist you in your business:

  • Frozen Products
  • Dairy and Smallgoods
  • Canned Products
  • Paper, Packaging and Disposables
  • Dry Goods
  • Cleaning Products

Board of Directors

Countrywide are guided by a professional Board of Directors, who have extensive knowledge of the industry from owning and operating their own food service businesses.


Doug Mateljan Chairman

Craven Foods

Damien Mahon Deputy Chairman

Midwest Foods

Peter Einersen

P. E. Foods

Anna Tengstrom

K&A Foods

Sebastian Galipo

Galipo Food Company

Bruce Frith

Tasfresh Foodservice

Michael Phillips

Joey Pollio

5Ways Foodservice

Mike Peberdy

MOCO Food Services

Matthew Kailis

Kailis Bros Foodservices

Executive Team

Meet Countrywide's Executive Team, leading their divisions at the Countrywide National Office.


Glen Cochrane
Chief Executive Officer

Sharlane Fonseca
Executive Assistant to Chief Executive Officer

Paul Gifford
Chief Financial Officer

Brad Dean
General Manager, Operations

Michelle Wearing
Marketing Manager

Helen Clemente
Finance Manager


Board of Directors

Executive Team