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.

Toni Hetherington

Corporate Partnerships and Media Director: Works with partners to build our profile and raise vital funds.

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.

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.

Katrina Dunnett

Digital Content & Marketing Officer

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.

Kitchen Chefs & Supervisors:

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

Patrick Lanyon

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

Warehouse Manager:

Ray Allister

Sharni Jansen

Kitchen Garden Manager: Leads our kitchen garden program to grow vegetables for our meals at three sites.

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.
Kellie Watson

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

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.

James Fien

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

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.