Our Team have expertise in all forms of coffee, tea, powdered beverages, additives and all types of hardware. From green coffee and tea traders, master roasters, equipment and technical specialists through to customer experience designers, marketing experts and clubs industry veterans. Club Café has a vast pool of intellectual resources, information and industry know how to be a valuable contributor to your team.


Lee Fitzgerald

Business Development Manager NSW
Having started in the coffee industry over 25 years ago, Lee brings a wealth of experience to the Licensed market. She has become a Licensed Industry hot beverage specialist in the last decade and understands the needs of this unique market intimately. She is very committed to the industry having taken a position on the Board of Directors at Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL and is a Homes for Heroes Committee Member.

Mitchell Knipe

Business Development Manager QLD
Mitchell knows first hand how to design valuable coffee experience for the QLD Licensed Market through his 13 plus years of industry experience not to mention becoming a World Barista Championship finalist. His role as Club Café QLD’s dedicated sales specialist, is helping many clubs within the industry realise how the coffee category contributes to growing venue patronage and cross category spending. One of Mitchell’s key to success is his passion for sharing his knowledge of coffee with enthusiastic baristas and venues who want to improve their offering.

John ‘Jack’ Shaw

Business Development Manager NSW
Jack has been involved with the Licensed Industry for over 18 years with 12 of these years focused on providing valuable coffee solutions to this unique market. Jack is also a strong supporter personally of the industry and has been a long serving Director Maroubra Seals Club.
Joe Trad

Joe Trad

Industry Relationship Manager
Joe brings a wealth of experience with over 40 years association and career in the licensed industry, providing him with an in depth understanding of the NSW clubs and hotels sector. Family ownership and management of hotels, coupled with a significant career in wagering and gaming have provided a deep appreciation of the role of Clubs in the community and the specific needs of the licensed segment, he has also spent years as a primary liaison to the industry peak bodies, their executive management and membership groups.