Our Team

Rebecca Culver

Founder & General Manager

Rebecca grew up in Upper Hutt and moved to Palmerston North to complete a Bachelor of Communications at Massey University. After a year in the students association, MUSA, Rebecca moved to Wellington to work as a Learning and Development Consultant. After being made redundant Rebecca tried teacher’s college and when that didn’t work out she…

Mel Lester

Volunteer Co-ordinator

I grew up in Hawke’s Bay surrounded by pets and heaps of foster children that my parents kept collecting. When I turned 18, I moved to Palmy, where I worked as a microbiology technician, and started my gathering my collection of pets. Somehow it didn’t scare my husband off, and we added in two children…

Dave Mollard

Operations Co-ordinator

Dave comes to Just Zilch with a long history of working within community-based charities. From working with street kids in India, refugees in Palmerston North, differently-abled youth and at-risk youth here in Aotearoa, Dave has developed an appreciation for the challenges our community faces. Dave’s job is to ensure the right products are available to…

Victoria Sharp

Warehouse Manager

In 2018, I moved from the northern edge of Auckland to Palmerston North and found Just Zilch. For three months, I collected food from Just Zilch twice a week to help reduce my weekly grocery bill. During this period, I was able to save $240, and this meant that I was able to enrol my…

Our Board

Angela Rowan

Board Chair

Angela is passionate about access to the right nutrition and enough food for all which has shaped her career and professional roles, focused her community involvements and influenced her social activities. Angela has held several leadership positions in nutrition in the food industry over the past 30 years. Currently, a Marketing Manager of pediatric nutrition…

Amos Palfreyman

Amos Palfreyman is passionate about food sustainability. He is the Programme Manager at FoodHQ leading projects that connect food ideas to science. This role covers the following four broad areas: strategic relationship management across a wide spectrum of stakeholders; communications and PR around trade and economic affairs; project coordination and event management, market research and…

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