• FFA's Taste Tomorrow inaugural event, May 2021

  • Our Movement


    Future Food Aotearoa (FFA) is a founders movement, formed in 2020 to accelerate the growth and impact of future food and foodtech businesses from New Zealand. Harnessing founders' collective knowledge and experiences, building off shared values and purpose.

    Our Vision


    Like any good garden, our food system requires thought, care and attention. We are committed to growing principled, healthy and high impact New Zealand future food and foodtech companies to sustainably feed the next generation across Asia and the Pacific rim.

  • SteerCo

    Our SteerCo is comprised of founders and doers, who are passionate about impact and not being tied to historic business models.

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    Sam Bridgewater

    Co-founder and co-Managing

    Director of the Pure Food Co, a leading aged nutrition company in Aotearoa

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    Sophie Gilmour

    One of New Zealand’s hospitality gurus and founder/ co-owner of various hospitality and consulting companies

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    Te Puoho Katene

    A Stanford GSB Alum and Fulbright Scholar, Te Puoho (Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Ngāti Tama, Ngāti Whātua) is Kaihautū of the Te Pūtea Whakatupu Trust.

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    Nick Hammond

    CEO and co-founder of Spring

    Sheep Dairy, a leading new

    dairying business model for New Zealand

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    Florence Van Dyke

    Global Head of Sustainability, NZTE. Co-founder of Chia Sisters.

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    Ben Lenart

    Managing Director of Almighty, a delicious drinks

    company founded on organic and community principles

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    Morgan Maw

    Founder of Boring Oat Milk, Aotearoa’s

    ‘unofficial Oat Queen’ since 2013

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    Angus Brown

    CEO and founder of  Ārepa,

    New Zealand’s leading natural brainfood technology company

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    Katy Bluett

    Formerly Group Manager at

    Callaghan Innovation,

    one of Aotearoa’s leading connectors of food, ag and tech verticals.

    FFA Establishment Director

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    Alex Worker

    NZ Country Manager, Impossible Foods. Growth Partner NewFish and LILO.

    FFA Chair

  • Our News

    FFA stories from Aotearoa & beyond

    March 26, 2024 · FFA,San Francisco,Foodtech,New Zealand,2024
    Sitting on the plane back to Queenstown from San Francisco after a milestone for Aotearoa New Zealand’s food technology movement. It's been a fun and energising few days, especially contrasting it with a week prior when I was sitting in the Zanda Macdonald Australia & NZ leading farmer awards...
      "Aotearoa’s future in food" presented by FFA Chair Alex Worker Tēnā koutou, 您早上好, hola gente buen dia. My name is Alex Worker, Chair of Future Food Aotearoa and it's a pleasure to be in Rotorua together to explore our shared future in food. In opening the second day of NZIFST 2022, it's...
    April 19, 2022 · Te Hono,Systems Change,Aotearoa New Zealand
    [This opinion was first shared by Te Hono as an Iti-Nui insight, 16 Apr 2022] My grandfather was a grass scientist from Massey University under Dr McMeekan. My folks are Kiwi public servants. Many of my cousins are dairy farmers around Southland, and one a cricketer. My immediate family were...