Meet the Team

The Olivado team are hand-picked experts in their respective fields.

Working to coordinate a global business involving thousands of people, tight deadlines, and international transport, our team works round the clock to bring the very best cooking oils into kitchens around the world.

Professional, experienced, and dedicated, they still maintain a high level of energy, enthusiasm, and friendliness.

We are Olivado.

Gary Hannam - Olivado CEO

Gary Hannam


Joy Draper - Director

Joy Draper


Matt Speedy - Olivado Group Accountant

Matt Speedy

Head of Finance

Sarah Nicholls - Head of Group Business

Sarah Nicholls

Head of Group Business

Peter Mwangi

Peter Mwangi

General Manager, Kenya



Neil Albert

Neil Albert

General Manager Olivado USA

Jimmy Walsh

Jimmy Walsh

Sales Director UK/Europe

Hannes Muntingh

Hannes Muntingh

Head of Operations, Biogas


Head of Operations, Kerikeri

Pip Llewellyn- Head of Sales & Marketing NZ/Asia/Australia

Pip Llewellyn

Head of Sales & Marketing, NZ/Asia/Australia

Jason Vokes - NZ Management Consultant

Jason Vokes

NZ Management Consultant

Alice Aird

Alice Aird

Logistics & Social Media UK

Sophie Gorrett

Sophie Gorrett

Global Supply Chain Supervisor

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Olivado are leading the way in the avocado industry with our approach to regeneration, sustainability and utilising all waste to energy. We work hard to leave our communities and environment in a better state than when we started. We are carbon neutral now and we have made a commitment to be carbon positive by 2022. Shop with us and do your part for the planet.