Our team


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 returned to her home town of Wellington in 2015 and joined Kaibosh to open the Lower Hutt base. With the establishment of the Lower Hutt branch, Jen is excited that Kaibosh now provides quality, healthy food to more people in need in the Hutt Valley. Jen spends her spare time enjoying the outdoors or working on their “renovator’s dream” – depending on the weather!

Ben Phillips – Wellington City Volunteer Manager

Ben Phillips, a born and raised Wellingtonian has a background in environmental management and events-based volunteer coordination. Previously a Kaibosh driver for several years, Ben has a keen interest in community resilience and zero waste, helps out at the Newtown Tool Library and is a proud father of one.

Anna Stevenson – Lower Hutt Volunteer Manager

Anna is passionate about food and working in communities which makes Kaibosh her favourite not-for-profit. She loves that Kaibosh relies on volunteers to get the job done and believes that the volunteer spirit is something to be proud of. She’s lived in Wellington for over 6 years, and calls Petone home where she lives with her young family. In the weekends she can be found poring over cookbooks, rummaging through farmers’ markets and occasionally attempting to garden.

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.

Paul Harford – Treasurer

Paul joined the Kaibosh Board in October 2017 as Treasurer. Originally from Ireland, Paul has been a Chartered Accountant for 25 years and now works as the Programme Manager for the Newtown Ethical Lending Trust providing interest free loans to those in need

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.


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.

Official Patron

We are very excited , and extremely honoured that Her Excellency, The Rt Hon. Dame Patsy Reddy GNZM QSO, Governor-General of New Zealand, has joined Kaibosh in the role of Official Patron.