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Our People

Sam Hunter - COO Social Enterprises

Sam is an experienced Executive across Finance and Operations with a strong background in Corporate Finance and Commercial. Skilled in development of strategy, financial turnaround, business transformation, commercialisation and delivering capital solutions to facilitate growth including M&A, capital raising and transaction advisory.

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Travis Kerkman - General Manager

Travis comes to Cultivate with a multi-faceted background in hospitality management including facility management, large scale food and beverage manufacture through to national level leadership of the Hospitality services into the Australian Defence Force and Mining Facilities. MBA qualified, professional affiliation with the AICD.

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Simon Horwood - National Sales Manager

Simon comes to Cultivate bringing a wealth of knowledge in FMCG sales, marketing and NPD. As a founding family member of the Adelaide Hills Team (acquired by Cultivate), Simon formally joined the business after completing a Commerce degree at Adelaide University. Simon has worked across all aspects of F&B for over 15 years. Key skills include NPD, branding, packaging and co-branding strategies.

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Zach Riemersma - Division Services Manager

Zach, an accomplished Hospitality Operations Manager, brings extensive expertise in the hospitality and healthcare sectors. Proficient in, Hospitality Management, customer relations and logistics. Zach's adaptability and dedication to operational excellence perfectly align with Cultivates goals and values, solidifying his role as a key contributor to the team.

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Tony Carroll - Food Production, Development and Innovation

Tony brings a wealth of food knowledge to Cultivate following an extensive career as a chef across the UK and Australia, in restaurants such as The Oak Room in London, Bennelong at the Sydney Opera House and The Queens Grill on the luxury cruise ship QE2. Tony settled in Adelaide as owner and chef at Jolleys Boathouse, followed by an appointment as executive chef / food director of Fishbank Bar and Grill.