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.
Jo Lukic, Administration Guru
Jo has a varied background in industries such as advertising, publishing, insurance and hospitality.
Before joining NZ Premium Foods, she was Office manager for Bachcare Holiday Homes.
Her outstanding organisational skills and extensive administration knowledge allows her to work closely with NZ Premium Foods customers and suppliers to ensure exceptional service.
Courtney Hockey, Accounting Guru
Courtney is the Director of Grayson & Co based in Pukekohe. Courtney completed her Bachelor of Business and Chartered Accountant studies whilst working full-time, 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. She enjoyed the financial reporting aspect of accounting and developed strong skills in accounting information systems, before finding her real passion lay in working clients in the business development and growth area.
Pip Mehrtens, Marketing Guru
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.
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.
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