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Meet the passionate team who power FareShare. 

Our Melbourne staff

With a ratio of around one staff member to 40 volunteers, FareShare runs a small but effective team in Melbourne.


Marcus Godinho

Chief Executive Officer: promotes FareShare within the food sector, recruits new food donors, raises funds to cover our operating costs and new ventures, and forges partnerships with companies and other food charities to help FareShare achieve our mission. Together with Leader Community News, Marcus founded the Feed Melbourne Appeal in 2009, and shortly after the Feed Geelong campaign. Marcus has led FareShare since 2007 following years of volunteering in the kitchen and as a board member. He was previously Executive Director of Environment Victoria and held corporate affairs roles with ExxonMobil and National Australia Bank.

Management Team

Paul Conroy

Chief Operating Officer: heads our operations including our kitchens, logistics and kitchen gardens.

Lucy Farmer

Communications Director: manages our Community team responsible for communications, volunteer programs and community fundraising.

Kellie Watson

Director, Queensland: leading the operation of our Brisbane kitchen and staff. Responsibility for the development and oversight of FareShare's major projects.

Brian Scammell

Finance and Corporate Services Manager: manages FareShare’s finances, information technology, human resources and regulatory compliance.

Community Team

Rosemary Kelly

Manager Volunteer Programs: manages our volunteer programs, including corporate groups.

Alice Osmond

Development and Fundraising Coordinator: helps raise vital funds to keep FareShare running.

Katrina Dunnett

Digital Content & Marketing Officer: manages digital channels and creates content to help share our story.

Kirsty Sheppard

Volunteer Coordinator: manages and supports our community of regular volunteers.

Chloe Martin

School Program Coordinator: oversees all aspects of our Schools in the Kitchen Program.

Anita Samountry

Administration Support Officer: assists with volunteer recruitment, onboarding and rostering, and general administration.

Sam Dixon

Administrative Officer: supports payroll, manages charity and agencies relationships.

Kitchen and Operations

Crickette Derjeu

Production Manager: oversees FareShare’s Melbourne kitchen, ensuring it runs smoothly and maintains production of more than 30,000 meals per week.

Patrick Lanyon

Logistics Manager: oversees transport, logistics and warehousing. Now operating out of our new warehouse in Derrimut.


Tania Visentini, Cherie Pettigrew, Emma James, Polly Harvey, Jenny Walker, Arnel Quinoneza

Chefs: create daily dishes from available ingredients and supervise our volunteers to cook them.

Ray Alister

Warehouse Manager: manages the transport, logistics and warehousing at our kitchen in Abbotsford.

Our Brisbane team

The small team with big ambitions managing and operating our new production kitchen in Morningside.

(Back row) Michael Farmer, Michael Gurney, James Fien, Liam Hamilton-Delmas, Mal Bendrey (front row) Stephen Paulger, Kellie Watson and Madison Buik.
James Fien

Production Manager: heads up our kitchens and harnesses our volunteers to cook 6,000 meals a day.

Madison Buik

Program Coordinator: developing and implementing programs in Brisbane, including volunteer management, partnerships and charity liaison.

Liam Hamilton-Delmas

Volunteer and Admin Support Officer: assists with volunteer recruitment, onboarding and rostering, and general administration.

Jason Mollenhauer

First Nations Officer: manages developing valuable partnerships and connections with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities.

Michael Gurney, Stephen Paulger, Malcolm Bendrey

Chefs: create daily dishes from available ingredients and supervise our volunteers to cook them.

Michael Farmer

Kitchen Hand: assists the chefs in maintaining a clean and productive kitchen.