Welcome to Patties

In 1966, after migrating from the Netherlands and working at their local bakery, Peter and Annie Rijs bought a small cake shop named Patties in Lakes Entrance, Victoria. Wanting to offer their customers more than just sweet treats, they introduced delicious hot pies to the menu. The rest, as they say, is history. It was not long before their business began to boom, and, bite by bite, the Patties legend began to grow. By the mid-eighties, thanks to its famous pies, pastries and party food, Patties had become a household name.

Today, Patties’ factory in regional Victoria is proudly the largest pie bakery in the world, and one of biggest employers in the area.


We bring people together with locally created irresistible comfort foods.

At Patties Foods our vision is to have famous brands which consumers love and trust, locally and globally.

At Patties Foods, we will not compromise on safety and quality to deliver our locally made, trusted comfort food.

Strategic Priorities

Drive growth through operational excellence
Growth in power brands
Evolve our portfolio through adjacent categories
Expand in new markets
Proudly make a difference to our world


Paul Hitchcock
Paul HitchcockCEO
Paul has a long track record of successfully running and growing leading consumer goods businesses in Australia and New Zealand. He brings a valuable combination of operations, sales and marketing and general management skills to the business and has worked across both public and private companies.

Before joining Patties Foods in October 2016, Paul was more recently CEO of Primo Foods. Prior to Primo, Paul has held roles as CEO of Petuna and Corporate Express, and senior leadership roles at Goodman Fielder.+

Siobhan Hammer
Siobhan HammerCFO
Siobhan joined Patties Foods in 2017. Siobhan has extensive experience across the consumer goods industry as CFO of ALH Group and previously Lion Dairy & Drinks, API (Priceline), and Fosters. Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) with a Masters of Commerce, Majors in Finance & Accounting (University of Sydney)
Anand Surujpal
Anand SurujpalGM, Marketing, Innovation & International
Before joining Patties Foods in April 2017 as General Manager of Marketing & Innovation, Anand was Head of Marketing for SPC (Coca Cola Amatil Group). Prior to CCA, Anand held senior marketing and innovation roles in McCains, George Western Foods and SC Johnson. With a range of extensive experience across ANZ, Asia & the US.

Bachelor of Arts,Bachelor of Commerce (University of Auckland, NZ)
Masters of Business Administration (University of Durham, UK)

Matthew Graham
Matthew GrahamGM, In-Home
The Commercial Sales Team function that generates demand across the ‘In Home’ Channel (defined as all purchases made by consumers for in home consumption) including Woolworths, Coles, Metcash, Aldi, Costco and Independent MSO’s( multi-site operators)
Matt has a Bachelor of Education (Secondary) – University of Melbourne
Matthew Dodson
Matthew DodsonGM, Out of Home
Sales and Marketing executive with experience in managing large sales,marketing and financial teams across Australia & New Zealand throughout varied industries within the FMCG & manufacturing sector. Strong tactical record of managing strategic change that has delivered profitable growth and long term stability.
Management style is collaborative and honest, lead by example to ensure delivery of highest result possible from my team.
Matt has a Masters in Business Management (Swinburne University)



  • We own and lead
  • We push the boundaries
  • We back ourselves
  • We back our teams


  • We do what we say
  • We do what is right


  • We act like owners
  • We own the actions
  • We own the outcomes


  • We believe in each other
  • We respect each other

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