• 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.


    FFA collective turnover is $50M with an ambition to hit $500M by 2025 for Aotearoa.

  • SteerCo

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

    Sam Bridgewater

    Co-founder and co-Managing

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

    Sophie Gilmour

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

    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.

    Nick Hammond

    CEO and co-founder of Spring

    Sheep Dairy, a leading new

    dairying business model for New Zealand

    Florence Van Dyke

    Co-founder of Chia Sisters, New Zealand's most nutritious and sustainable juice company

    Ben Lenart

    Managing Director of Almighty, a delicious drinks

    company founded on organic and community principles

    Morgan Maw

    Founder of Boring Oat Milk, Aotearoa’s

    ‘unofficial Oat Queen’ since 2013

    Angus Brown

    CEO and founder of  Ārepa,

    New Zealand’s leading natural brainfood technology company

    Katy Bluett

    Formerly Group Manager at

    Callaghan Innovation,

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

    FFA Establishment Director

    Alex Worker

    Managing Director of Highground Brands

    FFA Chair

  • Our News

    FFA stories from Aotearoa & beyond

    19. April 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...
    6. Mai 2021 · FFA,Te Hono,Homeland,Dietary Requirements,Taste Tomorrow
    Two months on since our virtual launch and a lot of encouraging momentum already for the Future Food Aotearoa movement: - The Spinoff's Dietary Requirements podcast hosted steerco members Angus Brown (Ārepa Nootropics) and Sophie Gilmour (Delicious Business) for a 30 chat on FFA's aspiration...
    8. März 2021 · foodtech,aotearoa,launch,FFA
    A group of emerging FoodTech leaders in New Zealand have joined forces to launch Future Food Aotearoa (FFA) this month. Future Food Aotearoa’s purpose is to help support and grow high-impact New Zealand FoodTech companies to feed the next generation sustainably, across Asia and the Pacific Rim....
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