Montague Family

We are fathers, mothers, sons, sisters, cousins and friends - we are just like you.

Inspired by the dedication of our Founder William (Bill) Montague, we are a three generation family company driven by a lifetime of passion and integrity.

William (Bill) Montague OAM
Company Founder

A respected founder, Bill Montague started helping his father with fruit through his primary school years before starting his own company in 1948 at 22 years old.

Having being awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for his services to the Fruit Industry and passing on his knowledge to his sons and family, Bill now spends his days cheering on Collingwood, playing cards and fishing along the Victorian coastline.

Frank Montague
Deceased 1993

The eldest son of Bill and Stella Montague and father to Hamish and Sophie, Frank helped build the family business from an early age, delivering product to clients on time in Beechworth and Shepparton. Sadly, Frank passed away in 1993 but, will be remembered for his passion for life and unwavering commitment.

Greg Montague
Deceased 2008

Growing up on the Narre Warren North farm with his father Bill, Greg was a dedicated horticulturalist who quickly established himself in the Cold Storage side of the business that became on of Australia’s largest third-party refrigerated warehousing companies. A father to Crystal and Andrew, Greg tragically passed away in 2008 leaving a legacy of generosity and passion behind.

Ray Montague
Managing Director

The youngest son of Bill and Stella, father to three sons, Scott, Tim and Jarryd, Ray Montague is a family man at heart. With shared passions for Collingwood and fishing like his father, Ray is a natural businessman with traditional values and integrity. Ray grew the Montague Fresh side of the business to become Australia’s largest supplier of pome and stonefruits.

Hamish Montague
Executive Director
General Manager Montague Queensland (MFQ)

Son of Frank Montague, Hamish started with the business fresh out of high school managing the Melbourne Montague Wholesale Stand before exploring various positions across distribution, the pack house, sales and cold storage. With a wealth of experience, Hamish moved to Brisbane in 2006 to run the Montague QLD market floor, expanding it into a major warehousing and consumer packing business.

Scott Montague
Executive Director
General Manager Retail

Son of Ray Montague, Scott has been working in the family company for 18 years learning the ins and outs of orchard practices, packing, distribution, sales and trading, marketing and export of pome fruits across Australia. General Manager of Retail, Scott Montague understands the importance of positive working relationships to meet consumer needs and demands.

Tim Montague
Executive Director
General Manager Orchards

Son of Ray Montague, Tim dived straight into the cold storage side of the business after high school before developing an interest in following his father’s footsteps into the Orchards side of Montague. Now, as the General Manager of Orchards, Tim focuses his energy on effective resources to achieve the world’s best practices.

Crystal Montague
Executive Director

Daughter to Greg Montague, Crystal is the only female family member to join the business, taking an interest in understanding the company and identifying areas to grow and thrive. Working across branding, marketing, Human Resources and Occupational Health and Safety, Crystal has implemented Montague’s Health & Wellbeing Program and Core Awards to recognise and celebrate hard-working employees.

Andrew Montague
Client and Operations Manager

Son to Greg Montague, Andrew joined Montague in 2001 and became a full time employee in 2004. In 2010, Andrew transferred to the position of ‘2IC’ at the Montague Cold Storage West Melbourne facility. Later in 2011 Andrew was appointed Client Services & Operations Manager for the Keysborough and Narre Warren North cold storage facilities. Andrew is currently taking on an exciting role within the United States working in the logistics industry.

Jarryd Montague
Deceased 2013

The youngest son of Ray Montague, Jarryd was a committed and passionate employee who worked internationally and interstate to develop and identify best practices for Montague across stonefruit, sales, packing and distribution. Sadly, Jarryd passed away in 2013 but is honoured with the Jarryd Montague Award which recognises individuals making an outstanding contribution to the company through professionalism, commitment and dedication.

“With 69 years of experience in the fresh fruit industry, quality service has allowed us to succeed.”

— Ray Montague Discover our story
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