Our People

In an industry full of such passionate, creative people, we wouldn’t get very far if we didn’t have some of our own.

Here is a taste of the people who make the Restaurant Association what it is today.

Marisa Bidois

Marisa Bidois

Chief Executive Officer

Nicola Waldren

Nicola Waldren

General Manager

Karen Lin

Karen Lin

Marketing & Communications Manager

Gabrielle Turner

Gabrielle Turner

Membership Co-ordinator & Sponsorship National

(Auckland Central – Northland)
Adam Dickson

Adam Dickson

Assessment & Membership Co-ordinator

(Auckland South – Taupo & Hawkes Bay)
Alastair Morris

Alastair Morris

Assessment & Membership Co-ordinator

(Wellington & lower North Island)
Mike Todd

Mike Todd

Assessment & Membership Co-ordinator

(South Island)
Sara Beillard-Gosai

Sara Beillard-Gosai

Training & Development Manager

Gilda Proietti

Gilda Proietti

Hospo Start Facilitator / Co-ordinator

William Mordido

William Mordido

Hospo Start Facilitator

Ashennafee Rickus

Ashennafee Rickus

Professional Development Co-ordinator

Komal Kumar

Komal Kumar

Senior Helpline Advisor

Lesina Uini

Lesina Uini

Helpline Advisor

Vanessa Wallace

Vanessa Wallace

National Events & Sponsorship Manager

Frankie Mahoney

Frankie Mahoney

Events Manager

(Auckland)
Sheena Singhal

Sheena Singhal

Finance Manager

Samantha Feary

Samantha Feary

Receptionist

Tracey Lines

Tracey Lines

Assessment Team Leader