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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 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.
Ex-KPMG, Suneil Connor is the CFO of LINK International Group, a NZ-owned multinational business brokerage. Suneil is also on the board of the Auckland Foundation, and holds the position of Chair of the Audit Committee for both Auckland Foundation and KiwiHarvest.