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


Carl Muller, Head of Operations, Kerikeri

Carl Muller

General Manager

Edwin Gitaari

Operations Officer, Kenya

Godfrey Barasa - Acting General Manager, Tanzania

Godfrey Barasa

Acting General Manager, Tanzania

Neil Albert

Neil Albert

General Manager Olivado USA

Jimmy Walsh

Jimmy Walsh

Sales Director UK/Europe

Hannes Muntingh

Hannes Muntingh

Head of Operations, Biogas

Michelle Hu

Michelle Hu

National & International Key Account Manager

Alice Aird

Global Marketing & UK/EU Logistics

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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.