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Our Family

Our Team

Deborah Manning

Deborah Manning

Founder, CEO and Board Member

Deborah Manning is our founder and CEO, bringing the food rescue concept to life in Dunedin in 2012 with FoodShare and now KiwiHarvest in Auckland. A qualified Lawyer and Physiotherapist Deborah has worked in the public health system, various law firms and as an invited lecturer at the University of Otago.

Maria Madill

Maria Madill

Manager

Maria spent 20 years Account Directing in marketing, branding and design agencies around the world before discovering the food rescue mission while living in Sydney. She developed an addiction for the cause, firstly as a volunteer before being recruited onto the team at OzHarvest, then returning home to bring hands-on experience to build KiwiHarvest.

Ingrid Petersen

Ingrid Petersen

Events and Education Architect

Ingrid runs our Cooking for a Cause programme, lots of other exciting KiwiHarvest events, and educates people about what we do and why it's important. She brings great passion from having completed her Masters in Food Culture and Communication in Italy, and experience from management roles at Commonsense Organics and Goodman Fielder. In her spare time, she can often be found experimenting in the kitchen at home.

Andy Boor

Andy Boor

Communications and Volunteering Coordinator

Andy brings with him three years' experience managing community meals at FoodCycle in the UK. He is now the commanding officer of the KiwiHarvest volunteer army, and tells the world about the cool stuff we do. When he's not doing that, he's trying to grow food in his tiny garden, brewing his own beer, or watching English football at inconvenient hours.

Terry Marsters

Terry Marsters

Deliverer of Goodness (Driver)

Terry brings a big community heart calm and willingness to everything he does. His mechanical, forklifting and warehouse management skills are also put to good use handling our frequent bulk deliveries and looking after our little green fleet.

Gareth Houston

Gareth Houston

Deliverer of Goodness (Driver)

Having moved to NZ from Ireland in 2008, Gareth has been delivering the craic to the good people of 'Kiwiland' (his words) ever since. Coming from a warehousing and logistics background, he's now putting these skills to good use by giving back to the Kiwis who took him in with open arms nearly a decade ago!

We also have a roster of volunteers who help immensely both in making sure the day-to-day things happen, and that our special events run smoothly.

Our Board

David Kirk

David Kirk

Board Chairman

David Kirk is familiar to many Kiwis through his achievements at the top levels of both business and sport. He captained the All Blacks to win the Rugby World Cup in 1987. In business, David is Co-founder and Managing Partner of Bailador Investment Management. He is also the chairman of Trade Me Group and Kathmandu, and a director on multiple boards. He was awarded an MBE in 1987 and spent a period as an advisor to the New Zealand Prime Minister.

Pieter Brits

Pieter Brits

Board Member

Pieter Brits is an experienced commercial lawyer with degrees in both Law and Commerce. Pieter is a Partner at Downie Stewart Lawyers. He is also the Honorary Solicitor to the Underwater Hockey New Zealand Association.

Suneil Connor

Suneil Connor

Board Member

Suneil Connor is a Senior Manager within the Private Enterprise division of KPMG Auckland. Holding a BCom(DipGrad) from the University of Otago, he is a Chartered Accountant, and specialises in advising organisations who are experiencing rapid growth.