Australia’s Oyster Coast is an Australian company with its heart and soul in the oyster industry. We were formed in 2013 by leading oyster growers from eight estuaries south of Sydney, and now boast over 40 growers as shareholders and a strong management team of business professionals. We grow high quality oysters under rigorous environmental management systems in some of the world’s cleanest waters.
Mark Allsopp – Chief Executive Officer
Mark Allsopp was appointed as the company CEO in May 2016. He brings together company management and brand development. His background is of both science and business. With a first class honours degree in science, a degree in aquaculture and a masters degree in agribusiness, Mark has worked his whole professional life in the seafood industry – in Western Australia, New Zealand and South Australia. He has worked at general manager level and in start-up roles with Cloudy Bay Seafood, M&J Seafoods and Westralian Seafood Distributors, and, most recently as industry development manager with Australia’s Seafood Frontier, the regional tourism and development organisation in Port Lincoln. Mark’s knowledge of export markets for seafood is strong, and he maintains an extensive contact network across this sector, as well as an ever growing network of contacts in the food and restaurant industry.
Craig Smith – Australian Operations Manager
Craig Smith was appointed as Australian Operations Manager in March 2016. His core responsibility is to target selective domestic opportunities. Craig brings a wealth of experience in senior management and wholesale and retail sales to the role. Craig is the former General Manager of Sales Australia & New Zealand for Electus Distribution (Jaycar Wholesale division). Prior to that Craig was Jaycar Electronics Dealer Development Manager for Australia and New Zealand growing the owner/operated Jaycar Stockists business from 30 stores nationally to almost 200 stores throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific region. He is well acquainted with the South Coast and it’s farmers, having lived locally and raising his family in the region.