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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 produce. 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 in and manage a number of businesses both locally and internationally. Returning to New Zealand, Rachael decided to pursue her passion to create high quality New Zealand food and produce it for both local and international markets. NZ Premium Foods Ltd was formed in 2008 to do just that.

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.

 

Paula Kappeli Office Manager Paula has also come from a background of hospitality and events.  Most recently Paula has held roles in administration, fundraising and marketing in the not for profit sector. Paula has a passion for all things food and a wide range of office skills, which are very valuable in a busy company.  Click here to view a new job share opportunity.

 

 

Margriet O'Reilly Graphic Designer has been in the graphic design industry since 2004, and part of the NZ Premium Foods team since 2012. Born in the Netherlands, Margriet migrated to New Zealand in 1987. She has completed a Bachelor of Design majoring in Visual Communication at Unitec in Auckland. Margriet works with the team to create labels, packaging, brochures and various other designs. She is passionate about all things visual - layouts, typography, imagery - and loves seeing ideas come together as a final design.


Robert Ayon, Accountant Hailing from Christchurch, Robert was there when the big earthquake of 2011 hit and counts himself quite lucky as it hasn’t affected him much. Although he does now have quite a lot of experience in dealing with insurance companies on behalf of his clients.Robert moved to Auckland because he wants to play with the big boys – the big entities who handle overseas business. The vast majority of his school and university prepared him for that type of work which he loves. Robert rides a Buell XB 12SS, more for practicality because it’s cheap to run and park. 

Fi Hanlon, Sales and Marketing Fi is a passionate foodie and New Zealander. She comes from a PR & Design Agency background where she was responsible for clients such as Meadow Mushrooms, Griffin’s and Ingham’s Waitoa Chicken. Her experience covers the gambit of above-the-line & below-the-line communications including activations, social media, sampling and content creation. Fundamentally she understands that sales are the life-blood of any organisations and applies this lens and a pragmatic approach to all marketing and communication activity.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
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 regrettably fall short of these.