The Team

Senior Management Team

Chief Executive Officer – Dave Alderton

From an accounting and manufacturing background, Dave joined Tropico in 2009. Not one to shy away from a challenge, Dave has competed in some of the world’s toughest marathons and triathlons. Originally from South Africa, the father of four is a Springbok supporter first and then barracks for any team playing against the All Blacks.

Financial Controller – Andrea van Reenen

Andrea has embraced the Tropico Culture, Sunshine Coast lifestyle and thoroughly enjoys being part of the team.

Quality Manager – Dermott Douglas-Brown

Dermott's experience in quality and product development is wide ranging, and he brings a depth of knowledge to the Tropico team.

Product Development Manager – Mark Verhey

Mark's forte is in the area of fruit preparations, syrups and sauces for yoghurt and ice cream applications, with a dash of flair for beverages. 

Supply Chain Co-Ordinator – Judith Kerr

Judith's been an integral part of Tropico for many years, and brings extensive knowledge to Tropico's raw material procurement function.

Technical Sales Advisor - Paul Simmonds

From an R&D, QA and operations background, Paul's experience within the Australian beverage industry is a valuable contribution to customers.