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Champions of 12.3

Champions of 12.3

New Zealand’s Champions of 12.3 are a coalition of representatives from across the food supply chain, championing Aotearoa's progress towards halving food waste by 2030. They consist of executives from large retailers, small start-ups, food rescue organisations, membership organisations and more.   

New Zealand’s Champions of 12.3 have made the

following commitment: 

Championing the global Sustainable Development Goal Target 12.3: to halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer levels and reduce food losses along production and supply chains, including post-harvest losses by 2030; by:

SHOWCASING successful examples of food waste reduction, particularly within the individual organisations of the NZ Champions of 12.3

ADVOCATING to government for enabling conditions for food

waste reduction, particularly to achieve SDG 12.3; 

ACTION accelerating and aggregating action around food

waste reduction, particularly through a business Kai Commitment.

*Note: Champions currently serve in an individual capacity but have endorsement from their organisation.

Trustees

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Professor Miranda Mirosa

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Deborah Manning

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Sarah Pritchett

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Andrew Fisher

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Sam Oakden

Academic Staff Member,
Department of Food Science
University of Otago

Founder and Director
KiwiHarvest
Founder and Director
New Zealand Food Network

Sector Projects Manager,
Love Food Hate Waste Lead, WasteMINZ

Founder and Director
Ecostock, Ecogas

Head of the Australian Food Pact
Stop Food Waste Australia

Champions of 12.3

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Paul Harvey
Chair of Champions 12.3

NZ Functional Foods

Having recently left his longstanding post at Fonterra (10 years), Paul is leading the charge at NZ Functional Foods, establishing and commercialising a carbon-neutral oat-milk factory in Southland. Born and raised on a dairy farm in the Hauraki Plains (Ngatea),  Paul Harvey remains deeply passionate about maximising value for food and beverage industries of New Zealand, with a key focus on looking at how value can be created through disruptive thinking that will meet the needs of the consumer, today and tomorrow.  He sees the importance of reducing waste, both for businesses and the sustainability of Aotearoa’s vibrant food system.

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Matt Harcombe

Matt is the Sustainability Manager at Silver Fern Farms. He brings over 25 years of work experience across a variety of roles in the primary sector and has a very strategic understanding of food production systems from farm to plate and all the policy influences and wonderful people in between. There are so many passionate people and projects underway across Aotearoa, all with a love of food and a deep commitment to a sustainable future. There is a real opportunity through the Food waste champions network and the Kai commitment to support this significant momentum towards a zero food waste goal, bringing scale, active collaboration and innovation to each of these projects, supporting those who are leading them and building an enduring systems based approach to valuing our collective love of food.

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Sandy Botterill

Foodstuffs

Sandy Botterill started her career as an environmental lawyer and has an extensive background in strategy, transformation and change. Sandy leads Foodstuffs ESG strategy "HereforNZ" and prior to that she was working as the Circular Economy Lead helping Aotearoa to adopt circular economy principles for plastic in Aotearoa, working closely with industry and the Ministry for the Environment on this programme of work. Sandy is passionate about ESG and sustainability – people, planet and prosperity. She is keen to make as big an impact as possible for people, and leave a positive impact on the environment. Sandy has a Masters in Environmental Law with Honours and Post Graduate Diploma in Business from University of Auckland.

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Andrew Fisher

Andrew was, recently awarded the 2019 SBN Sustainability Superstar Award. He founded EcoStock over 13years ago, which is New Zealand's largest commercial food recovery and reuse business, with a national network supporting over 140 businesses. In 2019 Ecostock joined forces with Pioneer Energy to create the Ecogas Limited Partnership. Ecogas will support Auckland Councils 2021 roll-out of household foodwaste collection, providing the processing capability for the next 20 years, which will include the production of biofuels and bio-fertilisers. Andrew has represented NZ at the APEC Food Loss and Waste Conference in Tokyo.

Nicky considers herself extremely fortunate to be able to work in two synergistic roles – being the General Manager for the BPA and representing the New Zealand Food Innovation Network in the region from Tairāwhiti down the east coast to Wellington.  Additionally, Nicky has been running Hawke’s Bay’s food and beverage programme, which has been focused on implementing the ‘Sustainable is Attainable’ initiative, bringing food processors together to collaborate of opportunities and challenges related to sustainability including adding value to co-products.    For Nicky, with a PhD in Food Science and a background in food product development and innovation strategy, supporting innovative businesses helping them to bring new products and processes to market is a dream come true.  Nicky is also a member of the Food Waste Champions 12.3 and a member of the NZ Food Safety/Haumaru Kai Aotearoa Advisory Board.

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Rosie Cotter

Fonterra
 

Rosie is Head of Sustainability for Fonterra Brands NZ, home to much-loved brands like Anchor, Mainland and Fresh n’ Fruity. Prior to this, she was Sustainability Manager for DB Breweries (HEINEKEN NZ) where she led DB’s ‘Brewing a Better World’ sustainability strategy.  In her role at Fonterra, Rosie leads a range of environmental and social sustainability programmes, including community nutrition. She is passionate about creating a sustainable future where communities can thrive, and believes New Zealand businesses have a pivotal role to play in shaping this.  Rosie has a Masters in Management, with a focus on sustainability and ethical supply chain management.

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Ailsa Robertson

Horticulture NZ
 

Ailsa is the Sustainability and Extension Manager at Horticulture New Zealand. Horticulture NZ advocates for New Zealand growers in an ever-changing environment. It works in partnership with horticulture’s product groups and district associations to create an enduring environment where growers thrive. Ailsa has an environmental science background. As a Champion of 12.3, her focus is to test and promote credible solutions to sustainability challenges facing growers and the industry, through policy and improved practice.

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Deborah Manning

New Zealand Food Network, KiwiHarvest
 

Deborah Manning is a lawyer, social entrepreneur and the Founder of KiwiHarvest and the New Zealand Food Network. Deborah brought the KiwiHarvest food rescue concept to life in Dunedin in 2012 and then expanded into Auckland, North Shore, Invercargill and Queenstown. KiwiHarvest’s mission is simple – to source excess nutritious food and distribute it to organisations across the country that feed those in need, and to protect the environment by stopping surplus food from being discarded. The New Zealand Food Network was founded to support food rescues, food banks and charities across Aotearoa with healthy food through the aggregation and sharing of bulk surplus and donated food. Deborah is also a founding trustee of Food Equity & Education Dunedin (FEED).

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Angela Clifford

Angela is the CEO of Eat New Zealand, a collective of New Zealand's chefs, producers, media, tourism and event operators, who have all been inspired to create a national platform to promote and champion our best food, drink, and culinary tourism opportunities. Angela is committed to connecting people to our land through our food, and is part of the leadership group tasked with considering a National Food Strategy for New Zealand. She is also a food grower and co-owns The Food Farm, a small farm in North Canterbury, committed to building resilient food communities and teaching others how to grow food.

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Louise Nash

Louise is the founder and CEO of Circularity, a circular design and innovation BCorp and carbon positive consultancy - dedicated to radically redesigning business as usual by designing out waste and regenerating living systems to ensure people and planet can thrive within a changing climate. As the granddaughter of tomato growers, appreciation for good food and nature is in her blood, marrying her passion for designing a more equitable and regenerative food system in Aotearoa she is excited to bring her connections to the Champions 12.3 table to scale our impact in reducing food loss and waste.

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Professor Miranda Mirosa

Miranda is the Head of Department of Food Science at the University of Otago as well as the Director of the Food Waste Innovation Research Theme which measures food waste, develops reduction strategies, applies innovative technology, and works to modify producer and consumer behaviour. As New Zealand's leading provider of food waste-related research, this group of interdisciplinary researchers harnesses the best scientific expertise at the University and nationwide in order to provide effective solutions to food waste problems. Miranda's behavioural research combines knowledge from marketing and psychology to enhance food system sustainability. She develops evidence-based solutions for behaviour change, including identifying barriers, designing interventions, and piloting strategies before widespread implementation. Miranda authored The Mirosa Report for the Parliamentary Environmental Committee, addressing food waste in New Zealand and offering recommendations for action.

See what our Champions have achieved to date

Alumni 
Thank you to our former Champions of 12.3 who are still working hard to ensure a better future for Aotearoa New Zealand

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Catherine Langabeer

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Nick Loosely

Everybody Eats
WITHWILD

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Francesca
Goodman-Smith

Previously Foodstuffs

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Brett Henshaw

Previously Fonterra Brands New Zealand

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Kate Porter

Aotearoa Food Rescue Alliance (AFRA)

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Matt Dagger

Kaibosh

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Sarah Pritchett

WasteMINZ,
Love Food Hate Waste

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Mike Sammons

Previously Foodstuffs

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James Griffin

Sustainable Business Network

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Susan Goodfellow

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Te Kawa Robb

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Jenny Marshall

Leftfield Innovation

Para Kore

Previously WasteMINZ

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Anna Yallop

Previously, Bioresource Processing Alliance (BPA)

If you'd like to learn more about becoming a Champion please contact us
kaitlin@nzchampions123.org

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