Mr Timmel returned to Perth from Melbourne, where he was chief operating officer of the workforce services division of national labour hire and workforce solutions company Skilled Group.
Mr Timmel began working with PML in the first week of March, bringing more than 30 years of industry experience to the company. His other previous positions include senior management roles with leading rural services business Landmark and Bankwest.
PML chairman Paul Omodei said the company was delighted to have appointed a new chief executive after a thorough recruitment process.
“We are confident that in David, we have appointed a skilled and experienced senior manager who brings with him an outstanding track record across the agribusiness and corporate sectors, one who is ideally placed to lead PML and guide its growth as it moves into its next chapter as the new owner of Market City,” he said.
PML has also appointed three directors to its board: Adelaide Produce Markets Limited representative David Schirripa, Rural Funds Group representative Andrea Lemmon and United Crate Co-operative representative Miro Lendich.
The three entities they represent are the cornerstone investors in PML, together with Brisbane Markets Limited and the Chamber of Fruit and Vegetable Industries in Western Australia.
Mr Omodei said that PML’s immediate priority following settlement would be to ensure a smooth transition from public to private ownership for growers, wholesalers and retailers.
“We will also be making two further appointments to the PML board in the coming weeks, which will further strengthen what is already an experienced and passionate leadership team,” he said.
“We are very much looking forward to the next chapter for Market City, and will be examining all opportunities to improve efficiencies and services, as well as the potential for growth and development on site.”