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Our Family

Deborah Manning

Deborah Manning

Founder and CEO
KiwiHarvest

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
KiwiHarvest Auckland

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 KiwiHarvest Auckland

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
KiwiHarvest Auckland

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)
KiwiHarvest Auckland

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.

Seti Tuala

Seti Tuala

Deliverer of Goodness (Driver)KiwiHarvest Auckland

Seti knows the food industry inside out from her years of experience working as a chef. She is now putting her experience and skills to good use for KiwiHarvest, delivering good produce out to recipient agencies, and helping them to work out what to do with it all!

Belinda Hughes

Belinda Hughes

Operations and Logistics Coordinator
KiwiHarvest Auckland

Belinda is the wizard who works closely with our food donors and recipient agencies to magically move food from where it's not needed, to where it is! Well-versed in corporate, not for profit and social enterprise environments, she brings a wide range of skills and experience to the KiwiHarvest team.

Seidah Tuaoi

Seidah Tuaoi

Operations and Logistics Assistant KiwiHarvest Auckland

Seidah is an experienced performing artist with a background in secondary teaching. As our Operations and Logistics Assistant, she helps food donors and recipients to drop off or collect food, and generally pitches in to make sure everything runs smoothly at KiwiHarvest HQ. When she’s not doing that, she enjoys teaching dance to young people and setting up events for the dance community.

Susie Townshend

Susie Townshend

Manager KiwiHarvest Dunedin

Susie spent 8 years in the New Zealand Army as a chef, training in Culinary Arts and Logistics before moving to Dunedin to complete a Bachelor of Applied Management and working in events management. Susie currently volunteers for Land Search and Rescue and Bellyful so has an appreciation of the difference a helping hand can make for people in a time of need.

Rae De Haan

Rae De Haan

Volunteer Coordinator and Administration KiwiHarvest Dunedin

Rae's job as volunteer coordinator means she meets every volunteer to provide their orientation and keeps our rosters running smoothly.

Allan Croad

Allan Croad

Deliverer of Goodness (Driver) KiwiHarvest Dunedin

Allan has been part of the team from the early days. His role as one of our drivers means he visits our many different food donors including the Otago Farmers Market early on Saturdays. Big Al is also our resident handyman.

Dan Mulvey

Dan Mulvey

Deliverer of Goodness (Driver) KiwiHarvest Dunedin

Dan is one of our superstar drivers. He is kept busy collecting food donations around town from the likes of cafes and supermarkets.

Christine Greer

Christine Greer

Administration Assistant
KiwiHarvest Dunedin

Christine helps with day-to-day running tasks here at our office. With her help we're able to ensure our administration processes are as effective as possible.

Janice Blomgren

Janice Blomgren

Coordinator KiwiHarvest North Shore Hub

After starting volunteering in all sorts of roles at KiwiHarvest Auckland HQ in Ellerslie, Janice saw the need for what we do on her native North Shore, and has now brought food rescue over the bridge, rallying a team of volunteers to rescue and deliver food three days a week.

Nikki Gardner

Nikki Gardner

Coordinator KiwiHarvest Hawke's Bay

Nikki coordinates our Hawke's Bay operations in collaboration with local agency, Nourished for Nil. When she is not rescuing food Nikki is busy spending time with her family and attending to her duties as a board member for Maori Women's Refuge.

David Kirk

David Kirk

Board Chairman KiwiHarvest Board

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 KiwiHarvest Board

Pieter Brits is an experienced commercial lawyer with degrees in both Law and Commerce. Pieter is a Consultant at Downie Stewart Lawyers. He is a current Director on several Boards including TracPlus and Chairman of Nomos Limited .

Suneil Connor

Suneil Connor

Board Member KiwiHarvest Board

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.

Sydney Telfer

Sydney Telfer

Intern KiwiHarvest Board

Sydney Telfer is our KiwiHarvest Board Intern. Sydney is a student at the University of Otago studying environmental management and economics. She has represented New Zealand in the University Trans-Tasman rowing squad and received national titles in the sport. Sydney has been a consultant with Otago University’s Ignite Consulting and has a strong belief in social justice.

Deborah Manning

Deborah Manning

Founder and CEO
KiwiHarvest

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
KiwiHarvest Auckland

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
KiwiHarvest Auckland

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
KiwiHarvest Auckland

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)
KiwiHarvest Auckland

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.

Seti Tuala

Seti Tuala

Deliverer of Goodness (Driver)KiwiHarvest Auckland

Seti knows the food industry inside out from her years of experience working as a chef. She is now putting her experience and skills to good use for KiwiHarvest, delivering good produce out to recipient agencies, and helping them to work out what to do with it all!

Belinda Hughes

Belinda Hughes

Operations and Logistics Coordinator
KiwiHarvest Auckland

Belinda is the wizard who works closely with our food donors and recipient agencies to magically move food from where it's not needed, to where it is! Well-versed in corporate, not for profit and social enterprise environments, she brings a wide range of skills and experience to the KiwiHarvest team.

Seidah Tuaoi

Seidah Tuaoi

Operations and Logistics AssistantKiwiHarvest Auckland

Seidah is an experienced performing artist with a background in secondary teaching. As our Operations and Logistics Assistant, she helps food donors and recipients to drop off or collect food, and generally pitches in to make sure everything runs smoothly at KiwiHarvest HQ. When she’s not doing that, she enjoys teaching dance to young people and setting up events for the dance community.

Deborah Manning

Deborah Manning

Founder and CEO
KiwiHarvest

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.

Susie Townshend

Susie Townshend

Manager KiwiHarvest Dunedin

Susie spent 8 years in the New Zealand Army as a chef, training in Culinary Arts and Logistics before moving to Dunedin to complete a Bachelor of Applied Management and working in events management. Susie currently volunteers for Land Search and Rescue and Bellyful so has an appreciation of the difference a helping hand can make for people in a time of need.

Rae De Haan

Rae De Haan

Volunteer Coordinator and Administration
KiwiHarvest Dunedin

Rae's job as volunteer coordinator means she meets every volunteer to provide their orientation and keeps our rosters running smoothly.

Allan Croad

Allan Croad

Deliverer of Goodness (Driver) KiwiHarvest Dunedin

Allan has been part of the team from the early days. His role as one of our drivers means he visits our many different food donors including the Otago Farmers Market early on Saturdays. Big Al is also our resident handyman.

Dan Mulvey

Dan Mulvey

Deliverer of Goodness (Driver) KiwiHarvest Dunedin

Dan is one of our superstar drivers. He is kept busy collecting food donations around town from the likes of cafes and supermarkets.

Christine Greer

Christine Greer

Administration Assistant
KiwiHarvest Dunedin

Christine helps with day-to-day running tasks here at our office. With her help we're able to ensure our administration processes are as effective as possible.

Nikki Gardner

Nikki Gardner

Coordinator KiwiHarvest Hawke's Bay

Nikki coordinates our Hawke's Bay operations in collaboration with local agency, Nourished for Nil. When she is not rescuing food, Nikki is busy spending time with her family and attending to her duties as a board member for Māori Women's Refuge.

Janice Blomgren

Janice Blomgren

Coordinator KiwiHarvest North Shore Hub

After starting volunteering in all sorts of roles at KiwiHarvest Auckland HQ in Ellerslie, Janice saw the need for what we do on her native North Shore, and has now brought food rescue over the bridge, rallying a team of volunteers to rescue and deliver food three days a week.

David Kirk

David Kirk

Board Chairman KiwiHarvest Board of Trustees

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 KiwiHarvest Board of Trustees

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 KiwiHarvest Board of Trustees

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.

Deborah Manning

Deborah Manning

Founder and CEO
KiwiHarvest

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.

Sydney Telfer

Sydney Telfer

Intern KiwiHarvest Board

Sydney Telfer is our KiwiHarvest Board Intern. Sydney is a student at the University of Otago studying environmental management and economics. She has represented New Zealand in the University Trans-Tasman rowing squad and received national titles in the sport. Sydney has been a consultant with Otago University’s Ignite Consulting and has a strong belief in social justice.

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.