Meet the Team
Meet the Team
Rachael Speedy, Head Honcho
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.
Michelle Skelling, Administration Guru
Michelle has worked in a variety of businesses and has amassed a broad range of office administration skills throughout the years.
Her strong organisational abilities and broad understanding of administration enable her to collaborate closely with NZ Premium Foods' clients and suppliers to deliver first-rate service.
Kieran Jr Genge, Private Chef Guru
Kieran loves experimenting with new flavours, textures and aromas. Using herbs like foodies horopita, kawakawa and pikopiko gets him excited.
A wonderfully creative and talented chef, he tries new flavours and unexpected combinations in his food to create unlikely pairings that taste simply amazing.
Kieran started 4 1/2 Grams in 2020. The in-home dining experience showcases his personal concept dishes in set 5 and 7 degustation menus. Travelling all around New Zealand, Kieran offers food-lovers around the country a new and exciting way to experience fine dining.
Lance Mack, Logistics & Warehousing Guru
Lance is our go to guy for all our freight deliveries. He works alongside our team to ensure all our products are delivered on time as promised.
Lance also looks after all our international imports. He knows all there is to know about moving freight domestically and internationally.
Thomas Hamill, Photography Guru
Whilst working for the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in charge of education and outreach Thomas decided to pursue his dream of becoming a photographer and undertook a Diploma in Professional Photography across 2019.
Now an award winning and published photographer with clients as broad as Auckland Museum and the Department of Conservation, Thomas also enjoys creating images of the fantastic produce available from NZ Premium Foods and the process of finding new, interesting ways to shoot produce. Thomas uses Fujifilm X series equipment.
Elizabeth Maciver, Phoenix Design
Elizabeth has over 20 years experience exploring many different areas of the graphics design industry and brings her wealth of knowledge to NZ Premium Foods.
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.