Meet the team

The passionate team behind The Vegan Society of Aotearoa, New Zealand.

Meet the board members:

Amanda Sorrenson

National Coordinator, Instagram Manager and Vegan Speaker

Claire Insley

Media Spokesperson and Content Writer

Apollo Taito

Pasifika Coordinator

Mark Fitzpatrick

Vegan Living Talks Coordinator

Pere Huriwai-Seger

Māori Content Creator

Sarsha Sivanantham

Philip McKibbin

Māori Engagement and Education

Meet the team:

Augustine Kopa

Vegan Pasifika Co-ordinator and Vegan Pasifika cookalong host

Adrian Hatwell

Vegan Magazine Editor

Holly Robinson ACIM

Digital Marketing

Jo Sim

Challenge Project Manager

Meg McKenzie

Website Layout and Updates

Tina Rush

Social Media Manager

Hannah Lessells


Jana Kaster

Magazine Layout and Food Editor

Helen Fletcher


Our volunteers and area representatives:

We also give thanks to our amazing team of other volunteers who help out so much with the Vegan Society’s important work.  They might help keep our website up to date, run stalls, help out at Vegan 101s, do some admin work, film vegan VIPs and so much more! Together they contribute some 500 hours of work every month. GO TEAM!