THE AUSFINE TEAM

Established in 1988, the Ausfine Team has cemented steadfast long-term relationships with many of the worlds leading dairy and meat companies, specialising in helping formulate market strategies and the marketing of new product lines. In addition, Ausfine have developed a unique relationship with many small to medium sized customers where the owner of the business is still responsible for purchasing decisions and put their trust into the Ausfine Team to provide real-time and valuable insights into the current market dynamics.

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With hands-on experience at major Australian dairy processors and a Diploma of Applied Science in Food/Dairy Technology, Chris has extensive experience and knowledge of global cheese markets, dairy trading, risk management including successful hedging strategies and future trading.

Chris Scarlett

managing director

Chris joined Ausfine in 1999 and is now the Managing Director. With hands-on experience at major Australian dairy processors and a Diploma of Applied Science in Food/Dairy Technology. Chris has extensive experience and knowledge of global cheese markets, dairy trading, risk management including successful hedging strategies and futures trading.


Matt has been with Ausfine for over 15 years and is now a board member and director. Aside from board responsibilities Matt’s day to day focus is on dairy sales with a particular focus on Powders and Fats. Matt also has in-depth knowledge of and experience in meeting the challenges of international logistics, supply chain solution and market access regulations.

Matt Cooper

Sales director

Matt has been with Ausfine for over 15 years and is now a board member and director.  Aside from board responsibilities, Matt’s day to day focus is on dairy sales with a particular focus on Powders and Fats. Matt also has in-depth knowledge of, and experience in, meeting the challenges of international logistics, supply chain solution and market access regulations.


Garry brings a great deal of experience in a variety of trading company environments. Skills in finance, risk assessment, claims administration, logistics and staff management made him the ideal choice to assume the position of Operations Director.

Garry Embleton

operations director

Garry joined Ausfine in January 2010, having operated in the international dairy industry for over 20 years, Garry brings a great deal of experience in a variety of trading company environments. Skills in finance, risk assessment, claims administration, logistics and staff management made him the ideal choice to assume the position of Operations Director.


Steve specialises in all frozen/chilled meat and offal commodities from Australia and International origins. Steve is proudly a company partner and senior manager of the meat trading division, consistently selling to main markets including North America, China, South East Asia, Africa, Middle East region and welcomes any new inquiries.

Steve Helliger

Meat Export Director

Steve has close to 25 years extensive international trading experience in export meat sales. He specialises in all frozen/chilled meat and offal commodities from Australia and International origins. After joining Ausfine in 2004, Steve is proudly a company partner as Director of the Meat Trading Division. Being born and bred in Melbourne, Steve’s outside interests include love of sport (particularly AFL footy “The Mighty Hawks”) & loud music.


Mei has 13 years experience with one of the largest distribution companies in Indonesia as purchasing manager for commodities (dairy and meat). She has extensive relationships with Indonesian importers and knowledge of local importation regulations. Mei has ability in finding the right product for each importers.

Mei Ling

Indonesian COUNTRY Manager

In October 2014, Ausfine Foods Indonesia was established. Mei Ling joined the team to head up this new venture.  Mei has 13 years experience with one of the largest distribution companies in Indonesia as purchasing manager for commodities (dairy and meat). She has extensive relationships with Indonesian importers and knowledge of local importation regulations. Mei has ability in finding the right product for each importer, and has extensive experience working with manufacturers for CIF and local sales. She can also assist in forecasting and import permit regulation and procedures.