Our team

Staff

Matt Dagger – General Manager

Matt thinks there can be nothing crazier in this world than quality surplus food being thrown away when people don’t have enough to eat. He sees Kaibosh’s food rescue service as an important contribution to community groups that are working hard help those less fortunate.

Martin Andrews – Wellington City Operations Manager

Martin started at Kaibosh as a volunteer in 2014 before joining our staff team in 2015. He feels passionately about contributing to his local community and the values-based Kaibosh fits well with his own choice of employer requirements. Outside of Kaibosh, Martin is building a career in music – you can find out more at martinandrews.co.nz

Jen Gibson – Lower Hutt Operations Manager

After years of working overseas, including several years working in logistics with an international aid organisation, Jen recently returned to her home town of Wellington. She’s loving exploring and rediscovering all the city and the greater region have to offer. With the establishment of the Lower Hutt branch, Jen is excited that Kaibosh can now provide quality, healthy food to more people in need in the Hutt Valley.

Hayley King – Volunteer Manager

After running her own IT consultancy business in the not-for-profit sector, Hayley decided she wanted to do something more hands-on. While volunteering for Kaibosh she saw the direct effect of the work the volunteers had on the Wellington community, so when the chance came up to join the staff team, she didn’t hesitate to put her hand up! Outside of Kaibosh, you’ll find her reading cook books and cooking for friends and family with her husband.

Emma Moon – Fundraiser

Emma is passionate about social and environmental justice and she loves that Kaibosh works towards both of these while supporting the excellent work done by so many local organisations. Emma has lived in Wellington for her whole life and enjoys walking, swimming and craft-ing her way around the region in her spare time.

Shailja Pattavi – Finance Support Officer

Shailja came to New Zealand fourteen years ago and for the last twelve years she’s been working and volunteering in various charitable organisations in Wellington.
With long standing experience in the Finance and Human Resource area, Shailja is enjoying the opportunity to work for Kaibosh and she gets great satisfaction working for an organisation that provides such a valuable service to the community.

 

Board of Trustees

Amanda Burgess – Chairperson

Amanda joined the Kaibosh board after several years as a volunteer food sorter. She’s passionate about stopping edible food from going to waste and helping community groups feed Wellingtonians in need. Amanda works at the Ministry of Health and loves to travel.

Sue Driver – Trustee

Sue was initially involved with Kaibosh as a capacity building consultant in mid-2012 and joined the board soon afterwards. Sue is an experienced Senior Manager working across public, private and not for profit sectors.

Nicole Taylor – Treasurer

Nicole is an experienced Chartered Accountant, and is delighted to be part of the Kaibosh team. She spends the rest of her time looking after her busy family, volunteering at her children’s schools and jogging whenever she gets the chance.

Ken Allen – Trustee

Ken has twenty years experience in the share broking industry and brings business and not for profit expertise to Kaibosh. He works part time in sports administration and is proud to be involved with an organisation that does such important work.

Beth Brash – Trustee

Beth is a dedicated foodie and food writer who loves the way food brings communities together. A strong advocate of ethical and sustainable food, Beth also runs Beervana, is a proud auntie, and enjoys riding one of her three bikes and tending to her vegetable garden.

Kathryn Robinson – Trustee

Kathryn has nearly twenty years experience as a marketing and communications expert, and is passionate about creating better food options for all. Working with many of New Zealand’s major food manufacturers in her day job, Kathryn brings her expertise of marketing and selling food to the business of rescuing it.

Kellie Benner – Trustee

Kellie is passionate about making the world a better place and all things sustainability, and loves how Kaibosh helps achieve both. She works in waste minimisation, and can often be found tramping in the Tararuas, travelling, reading or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.

Volunteers

Kaibosh has a team of more than 160 dedicated volunteers who help with the collection and sorting of food, as well as helping out in the office and at events. Our service couldn’t work without them, and we’re lucky to have so many wonderful people involved.

We’re always looking for more people who share Kaibosh’s values and are passionate about cutting down food waste while helping those in need. If you’re interested in volunteering, you can find out more here.