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Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Rachael Speedy, Managing Director 

In 2008 NZ Premium Foods was established by Rachael Speedy. Rachael is a driven business person who is inspired by her passion for quality New Zealand food and beverage. Rachael’s food career dates back to The Hotel Corporation of New Zealand in 1984.

After working up the ranks from trainee to senior management within Hotels, she went on to work and manage a number of businesses both locally and internationally.

Returning to New Zealand, Rachael decided to pursue her passion creating a brand foodies for food lovers for premium quality food and beverage for both local and international markets. Rachael has many years business experience with a vast network of contacts throughout New Zealand, Australia, China, Thailand, Japan and beyond. As a result, she has initiated many successful business partnerships both locally and internationally too and continues to just that.

Bonnie Reid, Administration Manager

Bonnie has a background in banking and administration. Before joining NZ Premium Foods, she was working in a financial administration role for Franklin Family Support in Pukekohe.

Bonnie brings a happy-go-lucky attitude along with a strong work ethic, attention to detail and passion for exceptional service. 

In her spare time she loves spending time with family and friends including her fluffy Golden Retriever Tui.  


Courtney Hockey, Chartered Accountant

Courtney Hockey, Chartered Accountant

Courtney is the Director of Grayson & Co based in Pukekohe. Whilst working full-time, Courtney quickly completed her Bachelor of Business and Chartered Accountant studies, becoming a fully qualified Chartered Accountant when she was only 24 years old.

Throughout her career, Courtney's passion for accounting and business has grown stronger and developed further. When starting out, she enjoyed the financial reporting aspect of accounting, then developed strong skills in accounting information systems and later found her real passion by working closely with clients in the business development and growth area.


Pip Mehrtens, The Generalist. Business Consultant offering a range of strategic, digital and project based help for small businesses

Pip Mehrtens, Business Consultant

As The Generalist, Pip offers a wide range of help to New Zealand small businesses and sole traders. 

Ex-media, with a strong sales, marketing, business development and business management background, she has a passion for helping small businesses improve commercial outcomes.

Pip works with clients on strategy, planning and problem solving, acts as a sounding board for ideas and challenges, as well as taking on marketing, SEO, website builds and other project work as needed. 


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At NZ Premium Foods we are constantly striving to deliver the best quality product for the best price with the best support – underpinned by a no surprises policy.  You can help us meet these high standards of delivery we set for ourselves by measuring us against our detailed service standard criteria and let us know when we meet, exceed or if we fall short of these.