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Roger Gillespie OAM, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Bakers Delight, 26 May 2009

Executive Boardroom 

Roger Gillespie addressed an Executive Boardroom of 21 business leaders where he discussed "How to Build a Successful Business and how Bakers Delight has Become One of the World's Leading Retail Bakeries ". This Executive Boardroom event was proudly partnered by Thompson Playford Cutlers and Coca Cola Amatil.

In 1972, Roger Gillespie established one of Melbourne’s first retail bakeries, and in 1980 togetherwith his wife, started Bakers Delight.

Today, Bakers Delight is the world's most successful bakery franchise with over 700 bakeries and global sales of $521 million across Australia, New Zealand and Canada, serving 2.5 million customers each week and employing more than 15,000 people. In Australia, Bakers Delight holds a healthy 14.6 per cent of the bread market.

Bakers Delight is recognised as the leading corporate citizen in the country and has been a major corporate partner of the Breast Cancer Network, raising $1.4million to date and donating over $53 million in bread products to various organisations within the community.

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