• Leigh Edward Chief Executive Officer

    Ferndale has been a major part of Leigh’s life since he was 10 years old, and has been CEO of the group since 2017.

  • Bruce Edward Founder & Owner

    Bruce founded Ferndale in 1995 after spending 18 years working for Mars Confectionery.

  • Corey Hewitt Technical Manager

    Corey was appointed as Technical Manager with Ferndale Confectionery in September 2017 after spending 16 years in beverage and 3 years in dairy manufacturing.


  • Damian Humm Special Projects

    Damian started working at Ferndale in 2006. Damian was initially employed as a Production Operator, a role that he had for 3 years, and has working in most parts of the organisation. Damian now focuses on special projects, assisting to guide the business through it’s tremendous growth, mainly focusing on the capital installation projects.

  • Kevin Murphy Warehouse/Logistic Manager

    Kevin has been responsible for all of Ferndale’s logistics for the past 3 years. Some would say Kevin is the most important man in the business- he is responsible for ensuring all of our customers get there deliveries on time, every time!

  • Andrea McPhan Administration/Payroll Manager

    Andrea joined the Ferndale team in September 2018 after completing her Diploma in Business Administration with Federation University.

  • Jo Hardacre Administration Assistant

    Jo joined the Ferndale team in December 2020, after working in administration for many years.

    She ensures high level administrative support for customers and colleagues, going out of her way to ensure the office runs smoothly.

    Outside of work, Jo enjoys spending time with her 2 children, playing netball and bush walking.



  • Jessica Kelly Innovation & Development Manager

    Jess supports our customers to bring their product innovation concept to life as a fully commercialized reality in our world class facilities.

  • Carrie Turnbull Quality Assurance Manager

    As the Quality Assurance Manager Carrie ensures the our products meet Global Food Safety and Quality standards.

  • Sean Rigby Product Development Technician

    Sean joined Ferndale in 2022. Sean brings passion, creativity and enthusiasm with a vast knowledge of current food trends, ingredients and techniques.

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