Meet the passionate team who run FareShare and operate our kitchens. 

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.

Community Team

Rosie, Lucy, Emmy, Majella and Kirsty
Lucy Farmer

Communications Director – manages our Community Team responsible for communications, volunteer programs and community fundraising.

Rosemary Kelly

Manager Volunteer Programs - manages our volunteering program, including corporate groups.

Emmy Hickman

Program and Development Officer - provides invaluable support to fundraising, volunteer management and communications.

Kirsty Sheppard

Volunteer Coordinator – coordinates our community of regular volunteers.

Majella Nugent

School Program Administrator – oversees all aspects of our Schools in the Kitchen program.

Kitchen and Operations

Joss Munro and Chris Mitchison

Production and Kitchen managers – oversee FareShare’s two kitchens, ensuring they run smoothly and maintain production of more than 25,000 meals per week.

Patrick Lanyon

Logistics Manager – oversees transport, logistics and warehousing. Currently managing the fit out of our new warehouse in Derrimut.

Sharni Jansen

Kitchen Garden Manager – leads our kitchen garden program to grow vegetables for our meals.

Our Brisbane team

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

Kellie Watson

General Manager, Queensland Operations - leading the establishment of our Brisbane kitchen, its staff and operations.

James Fien

Production Manager – heads up our kitchens and harnesses our volunteers to cook 5,000 meals a day.

Michael Gurney

Chef – creates daily dishes from available ingredients and supervises our volunteers to cook them.

Alice Osmond

Program Coordinator - developing and implementing programs in Brisbane, including volunteer management, partnerships and administration.