Robert Ceccato is the co-founder and Managing Director of Global Food & Wine, a family owned and operated Food Service distributor in Queensland. From the humble beginnings of a father and son team in 1984, the business has transformed into a major importer, distributor, and wholesaler in the Queensland market. Mr Ceccato has been instrumental in driving the sales and growth of the business and has successfully led major transformation projects including business acquisitions, enhanced customer delivery initiatives and most recently supply chain initiatives that has allowed Global Food & Wine to survive and thrive during COVID-19. He is passionate about people and performance and has a strategic focus on improving customer experience, business ethics, technology, and sustainability. His desire for positively impacting the Food Service industry extends beyond Global Food & Wine having been appointed as a Board Director (Northern Region) by the Members of Countrywide. Mr Ceccato has completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Foundations of Directorship qualifications and has recently completed the Graduate Directorship course as his commitment to continually develop his skills in corporate governance and add value to Countrywide and its Members. Mr Ceccato is honoured and enthusiastic to be able to contribute to the Countrywide board where he can continue to share his knowledge, engage, and collaborate with the Countrywide board and its Members.