Rebecca Malley – Director & Administration Manager

“Work here Wednesdays” at Maungatapere Berries. Each week we introduce one of our team, today its Rebecca’s turn:

Rebecca Malley – Director & Administration Manager of Maungatapere Berries

Patrick and I moved here to the orchard in 2012 to join Dermott and Linzi growing avocados & kiwifruit and began to set up the move to growing berries instead of avocados.

My main responsibility is to run the administration side of our business, including HR, payroll, accounts and general business – always a busy role when we have so many staff. In addition to this I’m also a busy Mum to our two growing children Austin & Eloise.

I absolutely love living on the orchard as it’s an amazing lifestyle for us and the kids, and best of all not commute to work. As I’m a Veterinarian by trade, all of my horticultural experience has learnt on the job, but it’s been a great learning curve.

I grew up in Wellington, but I love the warm climate we enjoy here in Northland, and it allows us to enjoy lots of outdoor activities such as travelling, biking, tramping and anything outdoors.