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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.

Julie Crocker

Julie Crocker

Operations and Volunteer Coordinator

Julie is our logistics maestro, having developed her skills volunteering with Kaibosh in Wellington. From matching food donations with the recipient charities to co-ordinating all of our wonderful volunteers, Julie has it all in hand.

Terry Marsters

Terry Marsters

Deliverer of Goodness (Driver)

Terry brings a big community heart calm and willingness to everything he does. He also has mechanical and warehouse management skills which are put to good use handling our bulk deliveries.

Andy Boor

Andy Boor

Deliverer of Goodness (Driver)

Andy brings with him three years' experience managing community meals at FoodCycle in the UK. Fresh off the boat (ok, plane) from London and into the van as a volunteer, Andy quickly became a member of the food rescue crew. When he's not delivering goodness, Andy is drinking his way around the NZ craft beer scene, and trying his hardest to be interested in rugby.

Julia Atkins

Julia Atkins

Funding and Marketing Coordinator

Julia helps find supporters to join us on the food rescue mission while keeping the back office ticking along smoothly. She brings business development experience from her years in the professional services sector. When she's not rescuing food, she's cooking it for her friends and whanau.

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.