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.


Ondine Brown – Lower Hutt Volunteer Manager 

Ondine started with Kaibosh as a food rescue and sorting volunteer in 2017, before becoming volunteer manager. Her background is in community recreation and sport, encouraging people to get more active for life. Ondine believes that volunteering is the heart of a strong community and enjoys meeting and getting to know people. In her spare time she loves to coach and manage young people in sport and surf.


Christel Price – Marketing and Fundraising Manager

With a background in journalism and content creation, Christel has always had a passion for creative storytelling. Driven by her desire to do work which improves the lives of others, Christel loves using her skills for social good. Outside of Kaibosh, Christel creates videos for purpose-driven organisations.


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.


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.


Te Kawa Robb – Trustee

Te Kawa (Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Ranginui) is passionate about the taiao (natural world), focusing on environmental restoration and waste minimisation, particularly from a Māori perspective – a wonderful synergy with the goals and values of Kaibosh. Te Kawa works for a number of non-profit organisations including Para Kore, Sustainable Coastlines, Mountains To Sea Wellington. He’s a passionate photographer, diver, waka hourua voyager, and is a full-time student at Te Wānanga o Raukawa, studying environmental management.



Kaibosh has a team of more than 200 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.