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.
Lance Williams – Lower Hutt Operations Manager
Lance began his journey with Kaibosh in 2016, driving for more than two years before becoming the Lower Hutt Operations Manager. Lance’s varied career includes time working as an acupuncturist, computer mainframe operator, as well as a barista. He makes a mean cup of coffee! Aligned with the Kaibosh vision, Lance enjoys doing work which is having a positive impact on the lives of others.
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 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 explainer 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.
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.
Dame Diana Crossan – Trustee
Diana started her career as a probation officer. She held several senior roles in the public, private and community sectors, including Chief Executive for Wellington Free Ambulance. Diana was New Zealand’s Retirement Commissioner for 10 years; and appointed Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the 2019 New Year honours.
Diana is on several boards, including the Kaibosh board. She supports organisations focusing on justice and wellbeing for New Zealanders.
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.
Tessa Vincent- Trustee
Tessa was welcomed onto the Kaibosh Board after volunteering for the Board in administration. She can’t believe that around a third of the world’s food is wasted and is passionate about the “triple win” of food rescue – social (feeding hungry people), environmental (reducing carbon emissions) and economic (saving money). Tessa works in the public sector because she feels this is the best place for using her Law and Politics degree to solve long-term challenges for Aotearoa, like food waste.
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 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. If you’re interested in volunteering, you can find out more here.
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.