Melbourne's #1 Food Market


Established in 1864, Prahran Market is an iconic community asset owned by Stonnington City Council and governed by an independent Board of Directors appointed by Council, according to their varied skills.

Council entered into these arrangements so that the day to day operations of the Market would be independent from Council and to ensure, as far as possible, the decisions regarding the Market were made in the overall best interests of the community.  The day to day operation of the Market is the responsibility of the General Manager and his staff.

The Market Management Office is located on the first floor and is open every day except Monday.

Meet the Directors

Kate O’Sullivan, Chair and Non-Executive Director

Experienced executive and board member with a demonstrated history of working in the sports, racing and entertainment and hospitality industries. Skilled in strategy development, executive coaching, sales and marketing management, budgeting and commercial operations and business planning.

Lihini Haysman, Non-Executive Director

A strategic management and finance professional with over 30 years’ experience catalysing and driving performance and growth in diverse environments, including private and public organisations within retail industries and local government. Purpose-driven, with a demonstrable ability to collaborate and provide effective direction and constructive action. 

John Nevins, Non-Executive Director

Has worked extensively in Victorian Local Government and was a long-term Local Government Chief Executive Officer. Held senior executive roles in Victorian Public Transport and the Public Service. An independent member of Finance Audit and Risk Committees and an Adviser to a Digital Technology business.

George Karabatsos, Non-Executive Director

George is a C-Level Executive with CEO/COO level experience over a 25+ year career, including Company Directorships and Executive Leadership roles at Top 50 ASX companies, Private Equity Groups and Private CO’s. Through various asset management and property investment roles, George developed extensive knowledge and capability across a broad range of disciplines (including asset management, leasing, marketing, retail design, master planning, development feasibilities, due diligence, acquisitions) and management of key investor, joint venture and multi stakeholder relationships.

Meet the Management Team

Isaac Tait
General Manager

High-achieving, agile, results-driven, and innovative Business Leader with a proven and successful track-record gained primarily in Senior Executive positions in the Retail and Commercial Property sectors over 20 years on 3 continents working for high-profile NYSE and Fortune 500 Companies. Skills and experience include leadership of high-performance teams, change management, problem-solving, driving efficiencies, stakeholder management and releasing potential through mentoring and coaching taking businesses to the next level.

Stephen Booth
Operations Manager

Victoria Niewalda
Retail Development Manager

Michelle Fifi
Marketing Manager

Jody Farlow/Andrea Arendsen
Accounts and Administration