Kailis Bros

Established in WA: 1926
23 Catalano Road, CANNING VALE, 6155
08 9455 8500

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Notable People

Showing 1 person marked as having an executive or director level role. Position shown in italic is their previous role in the same organisation.
 Most Senior WA Executive.

NamePositionYear Started
Nicholas Kailis
Managing Director

Past People

NamePositionYear StartedYear Ended
Nathan Maxwell-McGinn Export Marketing Manager20172018
David Turnham Operations 2IC20102012

M&A Deals

AnnouncedBidderTargetTransaction TypeTotal Value
30/03/16KB FoodKailis BrosAsset acquisition$0>>


Kailis Bros was once one of Australia’s largest seafood & food organisations, and one of WA's best known family businesses, before majority ownership of the seafood business was sold to Hong Kong-based company Legend Holdings in 2016. The Kailis Bros Group operated at all levels of the supply chain from catching, to processing, manufacturing, importing, exporting, wholesaling and retailing. Only the Kailis Bros Leederville café and fish shop and the Perth Fish Markets, trading as AJ Langford Pty Ltd remain 100 per cent owned and operated by the Kailis family. The Kailis Bros business dates back to 1926, when George Peter Kailis, who migrated to Australia from the Greek island of Kastellorizo in 1914, established a retail fish shop.

He had four sons, who have all made their mark in WA business.

One of these sons, Michael Kailis, took over the retail fish shop, which evolved into Kailis Bros.
Biography last updated 22 Mar 2019